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Virtual Guidelines and Considerations for Special Education

Special Education Programing Considerations

 

  • To the greatest extent possible, all students will receive programming, supports, and services as listed on the student’s IEP

 

  • IEPs, at this time, are not being amended due to the COVID-19 situation

 

  • Progress monitoring is a high priority and will be completed virtually

 

  • Committee of Special Education Meetings will continue to be conducted remotely

 

  • Evaluations will preferably be conducted in-person; however, may be completed virtually

 

  • Communication with parents by special education team will be conducted at least bi-weekly or more frequently as needed via email, telephone, or video

 

  • Student attendance will be monitored and is imperative for students to be successful at meeting their annual goals

 

  • The following programming services will be conducted five days a week based on student’s current schedule as listed in WITS. Access to the virtual instruction log-in information is available here (hyper link)

 

  • Integrated Co-Taught Consultant Teachers (Direct)

 

  • Self-Contained School Based - Individual Core (ELA/Math)

 

  • Resource

 

  • Instructional Support

 

Please note for the students currently attending the Self- Contained District Wide 5-12 In-Person Programs who access instruction for virtual general education classes, as indicated on the student’s daily schedule, these general education classes will be accessed remotely from the student’s self-contained classroom.

 

           

 

 

 

Related Services Considerations for Virtual Model

 

Speech

            INSTRUCTION:  Students will be scheduled according to the IEP as indicated for

                                            individual or group sessions through tele-therapy.

                                            To the greatest extent possible, any group sessions could be

       scheduled with up to five students per session.

OT

            INSTRUCTION: Students will be scheduled according to the IEP as indicated for

                                           individual or group sessions through tele-therapy.

                                           To the greatest extent possible, any group sessions could be

       scheduled with up to five students per session.

 

PT

            INSTRUCTION: Students will be scheduled according to the IEP as indicated for

                                           individual or group sessions through tele-therapy.

                                           To the greatest extent possible, any group sessions could be

       scheduled with up to 2 or 3 students per session.

TOD/Hearing/Vision

            INSTRUCTION: Students will be scheduled according to the IEP as indicated for

                                          individual or small group sessions through tele-therapy.

 

Counseling

            INSTRUCTION: Students will be scheduled according to the IEP as indicated for

                                           individual or group sessions through tele-therapy.

                                           To the greatest extent possible, any group sessions could bescheduled with up to five students per session.

 

**Please note if you should have any questions regarding your child receiving related services through tele-therapy, continue to work with your related service provider and contact the Exceptional Education Office for further guidance by calling 716-626-8065.