Special Education

Special Education

The elementary schools provide services for students with special learning needs. The speech and language program offers a continuum of services to children whose oral communication difficulties are impacting their academic progress. These services are based on the results of speech and language testing and team consultation with the child’s teacher and parents. We provide services for students with learning disabilities as well. Support is available in the form of direct intervention, consultation with teachers and parents, and monitoring of performance in the classroom.

Occupational Therapy is a related service that is provided for students after there has been a determination of an educational need. The occupational therapist utilizes movement and various manipulative and play activities to facilitate developmental skills that serve as foundations for classroom learning.

Preschool Special Education provides services to children three to five years old, who have been referred to the Hopkinton Preschool Team. Referrals for services may be made by the parent/guardian or teachers by contacting Special Services, SAU #66, 746-5273. The Preschool Team meets to consider the referral. If the team decides that more information is needed, an evaluation is completed. If the evaluation demonstrates that the child needs special education services, an appropriate program is developed to meet the child’s needs.

News

Posted on
09/29/2019
• Clearly, we have too many cars and not enough parking spaces. This is not surprising as HMS has its highest student population in our history. Please do not park along the side of the road the buses use in the morning as this could potentially block access for buses.
Posted on
09/21/2019
The first Principal Podcast of the year is now live at this link from MSS Principal Amy Doyle and Bill Carozza. We’re calling it simply the “Amy and Bill Podcast” because we don’t have a better name. Would you please throw one of us an email with naming ideas for the Podcast? Thanks!
Posted on
09/21/2019
Come to Our Next PTA Board Meeting! We will be meeting next Wednesday, October 2nd in the HMS Preschool room at 5:30pm. FREE childcare and refreshments will be provided - all are welcome! We will be voting on our annual budget, fielding some funding requests, and going over a few more things. We want to hear your ideas, so please join us!!
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