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Special Education Services Special Education Programs

Regular Class Modifications

The regular class teacher may modify the educational program to meet the students needs. These modifications are usually the result of consultations with the parents, school psychologist, a special education teacher, and/or other members of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team.

Regular Class with Related Services

Language/Speech/Hearing Therapy

The language and speech handicapped student has a communication problem involving his/her speaking, hearing, or overall language skills. The district makes available individual or small group therapy for articulation and language development.

Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education is an instructional program designed for individuals with exceptional needs. Students may be eligible for this specialized instruction as determined by various assessment instruments. Services are provided by a credentialed Adapted Physical Education Specialist.

Itinerant Teacher for the Hearing and Visually Impaired

Some hearing impaired and visually impaired students attend regular classes with an itinerant teacher providing support services according to the child’s needs as determined in the IEP.

Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI)

Specialized Academic Instruction provides education for students whose needs have been identified in an IEP. This program serves students representing a variety of handicapping conditions whose educational needs can be appropriately addressed within the General Education setting. The amount of services provided are determined by the IEP team.

Special Class

Special classes are designed to meet the specific educational needs of students with learning, language, emotional or physical problems. Students placed in one of these self-contained settings may be mainstreamed for one or more regular classes as appropriate.

Transitions/START

The Escondido Unified School District provides a life skill vocationally based curriculum to individuals with significant disabilities ranging in age from 19-22 years-old.