Education services are provided to Pole Green
Elementary students who have gone through an
eligibility process at the school. Services to accommodate individual
needs are available from Preschool to
5th grade in a wide variety of disability areas.
Special educators work with students and teachers
in a variety of ways to help students meet
personalized goals as set in their IEPs (Individualized
Some students are pulled out of their classroom for
short periods of time in order to provide smaller
group instruction in a Resource Room setting. These
students work on remediation skills, learning
strategies, concept reinforcement, and behavioral
issues. The smaller group setting allows children to
receive more one-to-one attention.
In order to provide help to students who are
trying to improve skills and behavior in their
classroom, collaboration between special education
teachers and classroom teachers is an effective tool.
With teachers working together, the students
receive the full benefits of individualized help when needed, while still remaining in his or her
classroom and participating in the wide range of exciting classroom experiences. In addition, the whole class
benefits from having more "teaching hands" available.
Paraprofessionals also work with classroom and special education teachers to help students. At Pole Green
Elementary these valuable assistants monitor medical and physical needs, as well as work with students on
specific skills in both the regular and pull-out classroom programs.
The special education teachers at Pole Green
Elementary also serve as consultants to classroom
teachers and school staff. They are members of child study committees, a team designed to help provide
assistance to parents and teachers with specific students who may be struggling in the classroom.
A consultative approach is also appropriate for some special education students whose progress and growth
can be monitored by the classroom teacher with occasional brainstorming and sharing with the special
The early childhood special education teacher, paraprofessional, and therapists, work together in a
consistent and structured environment to meet the individual needs of each child. The classroom can
have up to eight students, ages two to five, who have been identified as having a developmental
delay or other specific disability. Preschoolers attend Pole Green four days a week. If a parent has concerns about their
child's development, they can reach the Parent Resource
Center at 365-4596.
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