If your child has been declassified from special education or is found not to need special education services in an initial evaluation, he or she may be provided with supports in the general education classroom. These services can include:
- instructional supports in the classroom such as changes to content (remediation and modifications) and/or changes to instructional strategies (accommodations)
- individual and/or group speech or counseling
A student may only be decertified after a reevaluation. If your child has been declassified, the IEP Team will decide what services, if any, your child will need during his or her first year in a full-time general education classroom in order to help him or her make a successful transition.
Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS)
SETSS are a specially designed supplemental instructional program provided by a special education teacher. SETTS can be provided one of two ways:
- directly to your child by the special education teacher, which means the special education teacher provides instruction to your child in the classroom or in a separate location individually or in a group of 8 or fewer students.
- indirectly by his or her general education teacher, which means the special education teacher works with the general education teacher to adjust the learning environment and/ methods to meet your child’s individual.
Your child’s IEP will state:
- whether the service is direct or indirect
- the number of periods a week that the services will be provided
- the location of the services
- whether the service will be provided individually or in a group
- the content areas of instruction (for example English Language Arts) in which he or she will receive the SETTS services
Integrated Co-Teaching Services (ICT)
Students receiving ICT services are educated in general education classrooms along with students who are non-disabled.
There are two teachers in the classroom. A general education teacher and a special education work together and collaborate throughout the day to adapt and modify instruction in order to make sure that the entire class can access the general education curriculum.
Your child’s IEP will state:
- whether ICT will be provided on a full-time or part-time basis
- how many periods of ICT will be provided per week
- the content areas of instruction (for example mathematics) in which he or she will receive the ICT services
Special Class (SC)
SC services are provided to children with disabilities in a self-contained classroom for any part of the school day. They may be provided for all or part of the day. Classes may contain students with the same disability or with different disabilities as long as they have similar levels of academic and learning characteristics, levels of social development, levels of physical development and management needs.