502 North Vine St.
Hymera, IN 47855
Contact: Sarah Sparks
Child Count: 5
Describes how special education services are provided.Service Models
- Push-in: Special educator or therapist provide services through integrated therapy services within the daily schedule.
Universal Design for Learning
- Flexible instructional approaches that guide developing instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessment for all learners provide multiple ways to engage children, present information and determine learning (CAST 2011).
- Any piece of equipment, or product system, acquired commercially, modified, or customized, used to maintain, increase, or improve functional capabilities of persons with disabilities, except medical devices surgically implanted. (IDEA 2004).
- Planned interventions/modifications to ongoing classroom activity or materials to maximize children's participation
Intentional multi-tiered instructional strategies that increase a child's engagement, participation and learning (DEC, NAEYC 2009).
- Strategies that address individual learning goals within the context of ongoing routines, activities and transitions.
- In this classroom you will find the SLP, OT and PT providing some push-in services during typical routines and activities. They work on a variety of IEP goals to promote child independence, e.g. adult may walk beside a child who needs support following transition expectations, incorporate a child's transitional object to build engagement, use First-Then visuals to increase attention to tasks, and the use of visuals to reinforce learning of concepts.
- Used with children who require more intensive supports by providing targeted approaches to move children progressively toward skill development, e.g. modeling, response prompting, corrective feedback, peer supports.
- An approach to provide adult instructional supports that requires screening and ongoing assessment to determine impact of teaching/learning and adjustment of instruction.
- The intentional social supports/teaching that creates a classroom community of belonging for each child and facilitates positive relationships of respect, acceptance and friendship.
- Teaching and learning activities that support inclusion and facilitate acquisition and application of professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions (NPDCI, 2011).
- Approaches to support ongoing communication and collaboration include technical assistance, consultation, coaching, mentoring, collaborative problem-solving, and communities of practice/professional learning communities (NPDCI, 2011).
- Opportunities for relationship building between families and practitioners support the achievement of mutually agreed upon goals (NPDCI, 2011).
- Head Start Parent Tuition: fees set by school district paid by families of enrolled general education preschool children.