Special education resource teachers provide specifically designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a child with an identified disability. This includes adapting to the student's unique needs for content, methodology, or instruction delivery. We ensure their access to the general curriculum so that they can meet educational standards.
Student Intervention Team
The Student Intervention Team provides a problem-solving approach within the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process to support students' academic and/or behavior needs. They analyze data and monitor progress of interventions, making adjustments when necessary. The MTSS team includes teachers, specialists, administrators, parents, and students when appropriate.
Gifted Education Specialists serves the needs of formally-identified gifted and talented students in third through fifth grade students. They support teachers by providing resources for differentiation strategies that can be tailored to the needs of their students.
Speech/Language Pathologists provide evaluation, intervention and consultation services to students experiencing delayed or disordered communication skills that interfere with academic or social achievement. Specific speech/language needs could include: speech/articulation, receptive and expressive language, voice, fluency, and auditory processing.
ASD20 assigns social workers to AIES. They are an itinerant and are in the building on a limited basis. The school social worker provides diagnostic evaluations and services for social/emotional development as part of the special education referral process. They are a link between the school, community, and family.
ASD20 assigns the school psychologist to AIES. They are an itinerant and are in the building on a limited basis. A school psychologist provides diagnostic evaluations relating to intellectual ability, academic proficiency, and psychological and emotional development. They participate in selected student intervention team meetings to evaluate the strengths and needs of students and to formulate meaningful interventions.
ASD20 assigns school nurses to AIES. They are an itinerant and are in the building on a limited basis but are always within contact. Parents are encouraged to communicate with the district school nurse about their child's health concerns to determine if specific health plans need to occur for school. Parents need to provide the school with current immunization records and any evidence of contagious disease.
Our reading support teachers are also Certified Academic Language Practitioners (CALPs). They provide reading interventions to students who have characteristics of dyslexia or read below grade-level expectations. Our reading tutor works with students on reading skills and proficiency. These services focus on the five components of effective reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency and Reading Comprehension. Instruction targets specific student needs and include small group pull-out interventions and support in the classroom.