As they enter school, all students undergo an initial screening designed to identify any major areas of concern. These areas may include vision, hearing, speech, academics and/or behavior. As students progress through school, parents may request that staff members help solve behavioral problems.
The individual needs of all handicapped students are met through the process of identification, evaluation, placement, and the provision of needed and required programs and related services. All parents and students are provided procedural safeguards, due process, confidentiality, and the right to a free and appropriate education.
We have a certified team supporting all the programs needed for students that qualify: speech pathologists, OT, PT, reading and resource specialists as well as a psychologist on staff.
From preschool through high school, PVSchools Special Education services are available in primary content areas like reading, written language, and mathematics.
Based on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), students may be eligible to receive related services such as speech-language, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. All students identified for special education services are expected to meet the same standards as their peers with allowable accommodations, modifications, and supports.
Once students turn 8 years old, PVSchools provides opportunities to participate in the Specials Olympics, which help student-athletes make new friends, learn new skills, and discover their independence.
SUN Kids Preschool
SUN (Serving Unique Needs) Kids is a dedicated, inclusive Preschool program that focuses on child-directed, rather than teacher-directed, activities that help students grow and develop alongside their peers.
PVSchools Vision Department
A student's IEP team is equipped to develop vision-based goals and accommodations or modifications, if needed, to ensure the student is able to access their curriculum at all points of the school day.