Resource Programs at each elementary school have special education resource teachers to provide diagnostic consultation and assessment. Teachers supplement the general education curriculum with research-based instructional practices. Instruction is delivered in the general education classroom, and/or in small group instruction in the Resource Room. Applicable related services are integrated into the program.
Intensive Behavioral Support (Learning Centers)
Students with intensive emotional and behavioral needs receive instructional and therapeutic support at an elementary LC (Braeburn-Morley) following referral by their home school. Students receive comprehensive support addressing specific barriers that prevent access to the regular education environment. Staff include specially-trained teachers and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Behavioral intervention plans and contracts are developed and implemented for each student. The school social worker and psychologist provide group and individual counseling, as well as family support. Instruction is delivered in both the general education classroom and the Learning Center.
Intensive Academic Support
Elementary School Intensive Academic Support is provided for students with significant developmental disabilities such as autism, cognitive delays, bio neurological impairments, significant speech and language disabilities and/or multiple disabilities. Students are referred to the appropriate school for access to more focused and targeted strategies and interventions along with increased time within the special education environment. The teachers and staff in the intensive programs are selected for their specialized experience and training. Related Services are integrated into the program.
Instruction is delivered in both the general education classroom with support and/or the Learning Center. The Intensive Academic programs are located at Duffy, Norfeldt, Whiting Lane, and Wolcott Schools. Students attending these schools and accessing the intensive academic support programs may live in that school’s neighborhood or may live in a non-program school neighborhood.