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Understanding Special Education services SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL PROCESS.

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1 Understanding Special Education services SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL PROCESS

2 Individual Curriculum Plan When a student presents with difficulties or concerns, they are first provided an individual curriculum plan for additional support. This plan provides instructional support to meet the needs of the student detailing all efforts made, for example: after school subject assistance study skills Tutoring extra time parent conference

3 Modifications vs. Accommodations Modification – a change in curriculum expectations. For example a modified workload or a work bank on a quiz or test. Accommodations are supports or services a student needs to demonstrate learning of age/grade appropriate curriculum. -audio recordings of books -additional time -preferential seating

4 The Referral A referral to the student support team should include: curriculum accommodation plan observed student behaviors student work samples consideration for cultural and linguistic influences potentially effecting learning. MCAS scores identification of learning style

5 Student Support Team Student support team will meet to review and discuss the concerns presented by the general education teacher. The team will: Ask questions for further understanding Generate a list of interventions Develop a plan to implement support services Create appropriate progress-monitoring methods Establish a date for follow-up meeting, if necessary

6 TEAM Composition REQUIRED Chairperson- person to commit resources Special Education teacher School Psychologist (if tested) Therapist, i.e. Speech, OT, PT, Vision, TOD (if tested) General Education Teacher(for any student who participates in a general ed. class).

7 Required Components for Assessment Teacher assessment Educational history

8 Results of Team Meeting Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 504 Plan No Eligibility

9 Student Placement Students must be in least restrictive environment (LRE) Least restrictive = general education classroom with supplemental aides Most restrictive = residential placement

10 Special Education Programs In Quincy PASS- social emotional/ non-behavioral STARS- social emotional/ behavioral GOALS- social emotional/behavioral/37 H offenders CARES- students within the autism spectrum disorder Learning Center- Intellectual disabilities Language Development Class- Global Language delays Inclusion Resource Room- specially designed instruction

11 QUESTIONS Please contact your Department Head (at High School Level). Please contact your assigned TEAM Administrator (elementary and middle school). See your guidance counselor for further contact information. Please contact the Special Education Office and we will direct you to the appropriate person to address your questions (parents).

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