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
06/17/2019
Here are some thoughts as we end the school year and begin the season of summer:
Posted on
05/18/2019
Summer Read-a-Palooza & BOGO Book FairWe are promoting summer reading by working with Scholastic in their Summer Read-a-Palooza Challenge program. Students can login and track their summer reading minutes. We are having a BOGO Book Fair the first week of June to promote summer reading as well. Please see the handouts your child brings home today for more info. Click here for the flyer.
Posted on
05/04/2019
Summer is coming…and it’s coming faster than normal. Of course, I’m not referring to New Hampshire weather - I’m not sure when we’re going to see even seasonal temperatures, but I can tell you that the last day of school is only six weeks from today. Due to no snow days this school year (perhaps a first in my memory) parents need to be thinking soon about their little ones’ schedules for June,...
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