Special Needs Students
For returning students with identified special needs - Teacher and/or speech language pathologist will provide copies of IEP goals and objectives and meet with you to address service delivery.
For new students whom you suspect may have been receiving special services - meet with the teacher / SLP assigned to your grade / instructional level to see if records have been requested.
Still not sure - check with the Attendance Clerk and review the cumulative file. The Administrative Office, maintains current and inactive master files and can contact the previous school.
Others who can help - building principals; Administrative Office staff - TBA, School Psychologist; Mark Donovan, Special Education Social Worker; Cindy Keegan, Special Education Director.
Recognizing Special Needs
- Review the cumulative file - local and state assessment information, attendance, report cards, information from previous teacher and/or school; check vision, hearing and health status. Make adjustments in regular education program and monitor progress. Poor attendance and/or insufficient instruction are not special education issues. When making a home contact, approach as if it is your child who is involved.
- Insufficient progress - continue engaging support / ideas from the home; alert principal(s); ask for assistance from building level supports. Make adjustments in regular program and monitor progress. Develop a formal plan for improvement and/or request a special education referral packet from special education staff.