The Special Education Program strives to address the diverse needs of the students, utilizing individualized approaches, instructional, therapeutic and behavioral srategies. We currently offer a program for students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), a program for students with an Emotional and Behavioral Disability (EBD), and a prekindergarten program for students with special needs.
A specific learning disability is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest in significant difficulties affecting the ability to listen, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematics. Associated conditions may include, but are not limited to, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, or developmental aphasia. A specific learning disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of a visual, hearing, motor, intellectual, or emotional/behavioral disability, limited English proficiency, or environmental, cultural, or economic factors.
The EBD program uses specially trained classroom teachers, clinical staff, and paraprofessionals create instruction designed to meet the academic goals for students. A highly structured behavior management system is used by staff to improve individualized targeted behaviors enabling students to benefit from the learning environment. The therapeutic component is infused within the educational component and delivered by clinical art therapists, licensed clinical social workers, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, or counselors.
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