Special Education Programming Continuum

 

District 81 is proud to offer a continuum of special education services offered for all students in special education based on needs identified by the IEP team.  The continuum is fluid and programming options are highly individualized for each student based on their unique strengths and areas of need.  Programming options are discussed and decided on as an IEP team.  

 

Special Education Programs Grades PreK - 8

 

Description of Programs

General Education with inclusive services:

Academic and/or related services are provided to students in general education classroom. Goals are embedded into the general education curriculum, complement the curriculum and make it a more meaningful service for the student.

General Education with pull out services:

Academic and/or related services are provided to students in a resource room or special education classroom. Pre-teaching and support are provided to the student to utilize background knowledge. Students requiring explicit skill development are taught using an alternate curriculum.  The goal is to increase foundational knowledge and skills that will transfer to the general education curriculum and classroom.

Specialized Learning Center:

This program provides a developmental and functional curriculum, with focus on life skills and social skills.  Related services may be provided in co-treatment setting, general education and/or special education classroom.  Communication, motor skills, sensory needs, and activities of daily living are all embedded in the learning experience.  

Specialized Learning & Behavior Center:

This program provides a highly structured classroom environment to provide behavioral interventions that will support learning. 

Therapeutic day school: 

An instructional placement for students with serious emotional and behavioral needs.  Academic and therapeutic needs of students are addressed and  aspects of the school day incorporate behavior management, counseling, and are extremely structured.

 

Related Services/Programs

Adapted Physical Education
Counseling
Hearing Itinerant Services
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Psychological Services
Social Work Services
Social Skills Groups
Speech & Language Services
Vision Itinerant Services

*Music Therapy is embedded into special education programming as determined by the IEP team*

 

 

 

 

Kathy Tomasiewicz

Director of Special Education, District Administration

  • (847) 671-1816 x2109