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
08/08/2018
Families of incoming fourth graders are invited on August 27, 2018 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. We'll gather in the MSS Cafe for a quick welcome and introductions. Then, teachers and staff will meet and greet you in their learning areas. 
Posted on
08/08/2018
HMS ICE CREAM SOCIALS:August 22 – 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. for Kindergarten and 6:00 - 7:00 PM for Grade 1August 23 – 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. for Grade 2 and 6:00 - 7:00 PM for Grade 3August 28 – First Day for Students (We have school through Thursday the 30th that first week).August 31 – Day off for students, Professional Development for teachers September 3 – Labor Day-No SchoolSeptember 13 – HMS Open House...
Posted on
08/07/2018
Click here for the 2018-19 Hopkinton School District Bus Routes.
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