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.

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Posted on
08/14/2019
Click here for draft 1 of the Hopkinton School District Bus Routes.
Posted on
08/07/2019
Happy Summer! The Scoop is our weekly newsletter and this edition (which is also about to be mailed to all parents) gives important information about the start of the year.  You can find the HMS Summer Scoop by clicking here. 
Posted on
08/06/2019
Save the Date! It’s the HMS annual Ice Cream Social!!!It is our tradition at HMS to welcome back families to the new school year with an informal Ice Cream Social right here at HMS, sponsored by PTA. It’s a fun evening “play date” on the HMS playground just before school starts to see some familiar faces (or meet new friends!) and help with those back- to-school jitters. Oh, and who doesn’t love...
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