Child Count: 110
Describes how special education services are provided.
- Push-in: Special educator or therapist provide services through integrated therapy services within the daily schedule.
- Consultative: Service delivery provided by general educator with periodic consultation from special educator and/or therapist.
- 62 children served in community setting.
A range of activities and environments that eliminate the physical, social and instructional barriers to learning (DEC, NAEYC 2009).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.
- Strategies that address individual learning goals within the context of ongoing routines, activities and transitions.
- 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.
*Models of Collaboration
- 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).
- Weekly community para-SPED teacher meeting; weekly PLC with functional classroom skills; PLC general education and special education teachers have weekly collaboration including the preschool SLP and preschool mental health therapist.
- Corporation pays community tuition.
- Parent Tuition: fees set by school district paid by families of enrolled general education preschool children.