Special Education Overview

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 Harold Martin Preschool at 746-3473. 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
08/17/2017
Parents should have received the "Summer Scoop" in the mail, but you can always access it online at:https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5FY3n-wRlfGLVhzNlBKd2RWQWM
Posted on
07/28/2017
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT HMSSchool starts at 8:00 AM and students are dismissed at 2:35 PM. If you bring your child to school, please have them wait on the playground for the bell. Teachers will come out to the playground to meet their students on the first few days of school. We welcome parents to arrive with their children on the first day.FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT MSS
Posted on
07/28/2017
We have a specific event for 4th graders and their families before school starts. It’s called our 4th Grade Welcome Back and it’s happening at Maple Street School on August 28, (the day before school starts) from 5-6 PM. We’ll gather for a quick hello and introductions from Bill and Amy in the cafeteria and then you can meet the 4th grade teachers and other school staff. 
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