Special Education

The Department of Special Education is committed to meeting the individual student´s needs through communication and collaboration among general education staff and special education staff and parents. An array of instructional services is provided which allows learning in an environment that is most appropriate and least restrictive.

Our District Provides:

Identification programs include referral/screening and/or individual assessments to determine educational, psychological, vocational, speech, visual, audiological, and physical needs, and to determine:

The presence or absence of a disability.

The presence or absence of a significant educational need.

The identification of specific learning competencies.

Special Education Program

A Special Education program is designed to meet each eligible student’s needs through a combination of individualized instruction in general and special education. Programs and services are available to students who qualify for special education services and the ARD/IEP Committee has determined an educational need. These programs are available to persons who are below the age of 22 as of September 1, who may have one or more of the following disabilities:

Auditory Impairment
Autism
Deaf-Blindness
Emotional Disturbance
Intellectual Disability

Multiple Disabilities
Non-categorical Early Childhood
Orthopedic Impairment
Other Health Impairment

Specific Learning Disability
Speech or Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairment (including blindness)

Our Philosophy

The Special Education Program at The School of Excellence in Education Independent School District promotes beliefs which value and respect the rights of its students with disabilities to maximize their potential, and to fully participate in society and specifically within their community.

The department advocates that every student has a right to fully access the regular education curriculum and to be challenged to learn. It also advocates that all students with disabilities be included with non-disabled peers as much as possible in all activities and to be exposed to the diversity and culture within the community.

The School of Excellence firmly believes in collaborating with parents and service providers to educate students with disabilities, hand in hand. We also stress that continuous communication among the community, social agencies, families of children with special needs, and their educators serve as a catalyst for their overall educational development.

The School of Excellence in Education Independent School District further promotes a special needs student’s right to be educated and the development of well-trained, caring, and just teachers, schools, and community.

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