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
01/21/2019
Congratulations to our students participating in the PTA’s Reflections Art Program. This year’s theme is focused on “Heroes Around Me.” The following students have drawings or paintings on display at the state-wide art show:Morgan Gilman, Lily Sproles, Charlotte O’Brien, Maisie Emerson, Ryan Barrett, Julia Martel, Merrick Chapin, RJ Lang, and Sophia Malcolm.
Posted on
01/21/2019
IMPORTANT REMINDERS• All students need to wear snow pants at recess until the snow is gone.• Do not drop your kids off before 7:30. There are simply no adults to monitor them.• Speaking of parent drop off in the morning, please drive up as far as you can when dropping off your child, do not drive around the line, and prepare your child so you don’t have to get out of the car. Somehow we have to...
Posted on
11/24/2018
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