The Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services is responsible for the development, coordination and supervision of special education and pupil services. Responsibilities include the coordination of programming for children with disabilities from age 3 through age 21. Other responsibilities include the supervision and coordination of English as a Second Language services; AODA services; the American Indian grant; homeless education; school counseling; school social workers ; school nursing; school psychologists and other pupil services.
Services for Children with Disabilities
The Howard-Suamico School District works with families and students to ensure they are provided an appropriate public education for students with disabilities. The District provides programming for all disability areas including autism, cognitive disabilities, specific learning disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities and other health impairments. Programming is provided in the least restrictive environment.
Services for the hearing and visually impaired are provided through CESA consultants or in cooperation with Green Bay Public Schools.
Speech and Language Services
Speech and language therapists work with students between the ages of three and twenty-one who demonstrate significant delays in the use and acquisition of normal speech and/or language skills. Specialists in this area are available for consultation with regular education staff and parents and for diagnostic evaluations. Individual or group therapy is provided for the areas of articulation, language, fluency, voice, and auditory processing.
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Early Childhood: Special Education Services
The EC:SE program provides special education services to children ages 3-5 who have been diagnosed as having a disability and have qualified for services through district assessments. In addition to EC:SE services, other special education services may include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
If it has been determined that a child meets criteria for a disability, an Individual Education Plan (IEP)is created by the IEP team. The IEP contains educational and adaptive goals specific to the ability level and needs of each child.
The EC:SE services and supports provided by teachers and therapists can take place in a variety of settings, including a self-contained classroom at Forest Glen Elementary, a community preschool or 4K classroom, or a childcare site within the community. The site of services will be determined by the IEP team based on the goals of each student. If you have further questions regarding Early Childhood: Special Education services, please don't hesitate to contact the HSSD Pupil Services office at (920) 662-7959.