Continuum of Services

Services

Downloadable of Continuum of Services

  • Assistive Technology Team: Consults with teachers and classroom teams around selection, training and use of assistive technology devices students need to be successful in school.
  • Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA): Works with staff in the planning and implementation of programs for students on the autism spectrum or those who have similar learning or behavioral challenges.
  • Teacher on Special Assignment: Assists staff with implementation of district adopted curriculum, instruction, Danielson Framework, IEPs and Behavior Management.
  • Vision Specialist, Braillist and Vision/Mobility Specialist: Works with visually impaired students at all levels.
  • Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP): Works with students to improve deficient areas in communication skills.
  • School Psychologist: Coordinates assessment activities for students referred for Special Education services or in need of a three year reevaluation. They assess in all academic areas, cognitive, behavioral and social/adaptive skill areas.
  • Occupational Therapist (OT) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA): Works with students to improve gross and fine motor skills.
  • Physical Therapist (PT): Works with students to improve range of motion, gait and other gross motor skills.
  • School Nurse: Assists school staff in management of student medical needs.
  • Interpreter: Works with students with hearing impairments who need these services to access their educational program.
  • Para-Educator: Works with school staff in the classroom and the community to provide instructional programs.
  • Audiologist: Responsible for identifying students with significant hearing loss and working with educational staff. Provides aural habilitation and rehabilitation services.
  • Mental Health Specialist: Works with students in the behavior support programs and provides counseling services as noted on their IEPs.

Elementary

  • Learning Center (LC), K-6 Students receive specially-designed instruction in academic, behavior, and social areas as indicated on their evaluation from the LC staff/classroom and/or related service therapists. (location: every building)
  • Mid – Level Blended Services: K-6 Students with average to below average cognitive/adaptive skills and mild to moderate behavior challenges receive specially designed instruction in all areas as indicated on their evaluation from Mid-level staff and/or related services. Opportunities for participation in general education classroom will occur as designated in the IEP. Students transition independently between settings with minimal support. (Location: Regional)
  • Mid – Level Sensory: K-6 Students receive explicit instruction in social/pragmatics, application of visual supports and communication systems, employment of self-management techniques and academic instruction at individual skill levels as designated in the IEP. Services are delivered in a structured, organized setting with small class size. Students can receive special education and related services in the special education setting for the majority of the school day. (Location: Regional) 
  • Mid Level Social/Emotional: Students have average to above average cognitive ability and require services in an alternate setting due to exhibiting intense social, emotional and behavioral challenges that are resistant to lower level interventions implemented with fidelity. Emotional and/or behavioral problems persist including failure to respond to a well- designed behavior plan, implemented with fidelity. Students may need the majority of specially designed instruction provided in special education settings. (Location : Regional)
  • Functional Skills and Academics (FSA): Students with moderate to severe disabilities receive specially designed instruction in all areas as indicated on their evaluations from the FSA staff/classroom and/or related services. Opportunities for participation in the general education class will occur as designated in the IEP. (Location: Regional)

Secondary

  • Learning Center (LC): Students receive specially-designed instruction in academic, behavior, and social areas as indicated on their evaluation from the LC staff/classroom and/or related service therapists. (location: every building)
  • Mid Level: Students with mild cognitive disabilities receive specially - designed instruction in all areas as indicated on their evaluation from Mid-level staff and/or related services. Opportunities for participation in the general education class will occur as designated in the IEP. (Location: every building)
  • Functional Skills and Academics (FSA): Students with moderate to severe disabilities receive specially designed instruction in all areas as indicated on their evaluations from the FSA staff/classroom and/or related services. Opportunities for participation in the general education class will occur as designated in the IEP. (Location: Regional) 
  • Behavior Services: Students with emotional and behavioral disabilities receive specially-designed instruction in a self-contained setting. (Location: Regional)
  • Adult Transition Program ( ATP: Networks and Pathways): Students, ages 18-21, with significant disabilities receive on-going specially-designed instruction in the areas of community living and work training. (Location: Networks at BHS, Pathways at Student Services Center)
  • Home Instruction/Tutoring: Students, ages 3-21, receive specially-designed instruction at home due to medical, physical, emotional, or behavioral needs or students who have been suspended or expelled from their school receive specially-designed instruction as per their IEP team.

Outside Agencies

Students, ages 3-21, receive specially-designed instruction in a setting outside of the District if the District is unable to provide an appropriate program to meet the student's needs.