About Special Education
Early Childhood:The early childhood team addresses the needs of children transitioning from the Birth-to-Three program and children3 to 5 identified in need of services through the Childhood Developmental Days Screening (DOVE Days) held in both Fall and Spring. They provide early interventions for children identified in need of early learning skill development, behavioral concerns, and speech/language delays.
Elementary Special Education:The elementary special education team works with children Kindergarten through 4th grade to help close the gap in academic, behavior and speech/language skills. Our team implements an inclusive model whenever possible, while offering a full continuum of services to meet the needs of the individual student. Students have a variety of learning tools such as Smart boards, computers, and software programs such as My Reading Coach, Kurzweil and Moby Math to help close the gap in skills deficits. The team is involved in our RTI process at the Tier IV level and provides suggestions for curricular strategies with all students.
Middle School Special Education:The Middle School special education team implements co-teaching whenever possible while providing a full continuum of services. Our team continues strategies to address academic and behavior skills deficits, while providing support to teachers to include students in the general curriculum. Students have similar programs offered at the elementary including: Moby Math, My Reading Coach, Kurzweil, individual whiteboards and some computer aided supports. Technology is integrated through computer writing skills, personal laptop usage and IPods when applicable. Speech/language goals begin to address access to the general curriculum, study skills/reading strategy support. Our team works closely with the reading specialist who implements Read 180 as an additional reading strategy throughout Middle School.
High School Special Education:The HS Special Education Team provides curriculum support as well as specialized classes for students to work towards transitioning to post-secondary, trade school or the world of work. Supported study halls, individualized classed, computer classes, PASS packets, HSGED prep, LTC classes and work experiences are some of the many ways staff adapt to meet student needs. Transition plans are formalized which includes: career exploration, interest inventories, college/tech school investigation/ visits, and test prep for the Accuplacer/SAT/ACT.
In addition Cedar Grove Belgium Schools contracts with CESA 7 for support with:
|• Audiology||• Vision Teachers|
|• Orientation/Mobility||• Teachers for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing|