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To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are educated in the least restrictive environment, with children who are not disabled.  This would include children attending their neighborhood school whenever possible.  The following services describe a range of options in the continuum of services for students with disabilities. 
 
Accommodations
Changes in course content, teaching strategies, test presentation, location, timing, scheduling, student responses, or environmental structuring that do not substantially change the standard or expectation for student performance.
 
Modifications
Changes in course content, teaching strategies, standards, test presentation, location, timing, scheduling, expectations, student responses, or environmental structuring that do substantially change the standards or level of expectation for student performance.
 
Co-teaching 
Two teachers sharing instruction, planning, behavioral support, and grading for all students in a classroom.
 
In-class Support
The provision of special education within the general education classroom for students with moderate to severe disabilities who are included and educated in the general education classroom 100% of the school day.
 
Push-In Related services
The provision of itinerant support services inside the general education classroom. 
 
Pull-Out Related services
The provision of itinerant support services outside of the general education classroom.
 
Special Education pullout
The provision of special education services connected to content curriculum, outside of the general education classroom for short periods of time.
 
Specialized Programs
Special education services provided in a separate classroom environment for the majority of the school day, tailored to individual student academics, functional, behavioral needs identified in the IEP. The location of the program may be on or off the home campus.
 
Homebound
Students with a verified medical condition that prevents them from attending school may receive services on a temporary basis in the home or a hospital.
 
 
 

 

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