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
10/13/2017
We have a long history of successful volunteerism in our district.  Volunteers provide enrichment for our students and important assistance for our teachers. But below the surface, volunteers also help provide a strong community atmosphere for children as they see first hand the partnership that can exist between school and home.
Posted on
10/07/2017
Canine Wellness and Massage Clinic
Posted on
10/07/2017
We're in the midst of 2nd summer.  The chill of autumn will soon be in the air.  Most of us will reach for a sweater or sweatshirt.  For some, this is not an option as some folks do not have warm clothing for the cold weather.  This month we are collecting gently used clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts, fleece, and jackets) to help people stay warm.
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