Special Education Objectives
- All special needs students will be successful to their fullest potential.
- All special needs students will participate in the least restrictive learning environment.
- Teachers, staff, students, and families will take personal responsibility for meeting the individual needs of students to ensure success in academics and social areas throughout their entire school experience.
Child Find: Search for Children with Disabilities
School districts throughout Ohio including the Springboro Community City School District are participating in an effort to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities from age 3 through age 21. Children with disabilities include those suspected as being multi-handicapped, autistic, traumatic brain injury, hearing handicapped, visually handicapped, orthopedic ally and/or other health handicapped, severe behavior handicapped, developmentally handicapped, specific learning disabled, and speech and language handicapped. Many children with disabilities are not visible because they do not function in the mainstream of the community. Also, many unidentified children with disabilities are of preschool age. Parents may not be aware that programs and services are available for children from age 3 through age 21.
Anyone knowing of a child with a disability living in the Springboro Community City School District attendance area should contact Emily Hill or Kim Northgard at 937-748-3960.
The Intervention Assistance Team consists of a group of people who come together regarding a student who is having difficulty in school. The group of people may include teachers, support staff members such as the psychologist, counselor, social worker, nurse, administrator, special consultants, parents, and when appropriate, the student. These individuals meet to define the area of concern for the student. The IAT members problem solve some different solutions to implement to help the student be more successful in school. The group will document what interventions will be put into practice, who will be responsible to help carry out the interventions, the timeline when the group will meet again, and document the outcome of the intervention. The team will reconvene and discuss the outcome of the interventions as to whether or not the interventions were successful. If the interventions were successful, the team would continue to monitor the student’s progress. If the interventions were not successful, the team would problem solve the concerns, develop different interventions, and continue to monitor. The team may recommend that additional formal testing is needed, if members suspect that the student may have a disability.
If your child is having difficulty in school, please contact your child’s teacher for information regarding the Intervention Assistance Team process in their school building.
Link for Families of Students with Special Needs
As part of its celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education has launched a new website designed to connect teachers and families with resources to assist them in supporting the academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of students as they become college and career readiness.
IDEAs that Work: Preparing Children and Youth with Disabilities for Success