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
02/15/2020
Mark your calendars for the annual HMS Spaghetti Dinner on the evening of Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (A day earlier than the previously announced date.) Like last year, this will include our Scholastic Book Fair that night as well. More details forthcoming. The Book Fair will also be in our library during the week of 3/23/20-3/27/20.
Posted on
01/20/2020
Harold Martin School has seen a recent increase in cases of strep throat through all grade levels. Some symptoms, other than a sore throat, are headache, stomachache and fever. If your child is diagnosed with strep throat and prescribed antibiotics, he/she must stay home for at least twenty four hours from the start of the medication. Your child must also be fever free when returning.
Posted on
01/20/2020
- Reaching For The Stars is back! This popular annual after-school enrichment program is open to all students K-3 and runs for 4 consecutive THURSDAYS from 2:35-3:45pm - March 12, 19, 26 and April 2. Before we can send out sign-ups, we need to set classes and WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Please contact us today if you’re available to Lead a Class (of your choice) or Assist with a Class!!
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