Early Childhood Special Education - The Early Childhood Special Education Program is a part of the Grove Children’s Preschool and is designed for students with identified developmental delays in the area of speech-language, motor, social-emotional, adaptive and/or cognitive functioning. This program provides early intervention in each of the developmental areas for identified children ages 3-4. Programs are located at Indian Trail School and Henry Puffer School. (Grades: Preschool)
Speech and Language (S&L) - Speech and language services are provided for students with an identified impairment in one or more of the following areas: articulation, voice, fluency and or language delay/disorder, which adversely affects their educational performance. Programs for students in need of speech/language support are located at each District 58 school. The Preschool Itinerant Speech Program is designed for preschool-aged children who are in need of speech/language support. These services are provided at El Sierra School and Henry Puffer School. (Grades: Preschool – 8)
Resource - The Resource Program is designed for students who require special education services less than 50% of their school day. This type of program can include consultation by the resource special education teacher to the regular classroom teacher and/or individual or small group direct instruction. Services are provided either within the grade-level classroom or in an alternative location within the school. Programs are located at all District 58 schools. (Grades: K – 8)
Inclusion - An Inclusion Program is designed for those students who would otherwise be in an instructional or self-contained special education program, but for whom it has been determined appropriate to provide supports and services in the regular education setting. The student attends their home school; the school that he or she would attend if they did not have a disability. Special Education Resource Teachers serve as Inclusion Facilitators for students in K-8. Programs are located at all District 58 schools. (Grades: K – 8)
Developmental Learning Program, DLP - The Developmental Learning Program is a self-contained class designed to meet the individualized educational needs of students whose primary disability is a cognitive impairment. Students in this program often have secondary disabilities in the areas of speech/language, autism, OHI or low-incidence disabilities. Students in this program require special education services for more than 50% of their school day and a modified/functional curriculum in one or more academic areas. Programs are located at Hillcrest School for grades K-6 and O’Neill Middle School for grades 7-8. (Grades: K – 8)
Alternative Educational Program, AEP - Alternative Educational Program, AEP -The Alternative Educational Program is comprised of self-contained classrooms designed to meet the individualized educational needs of students with emotional disabilities. Students in this program may have secondary disabilities such as learning disabilities, LD, Other Health Impairments, OHI, or Autism.
Students in this program require services for more than 50% of their school day and receive support in managing their behavior and emotional status within the school setting. The AEP classes are located at Kingsley School, (Grades 4-6), and O’Neill Middle School. (Grades: 7 – 8)
Emotional Disability (includes schizophrenia but does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance) means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.
Low Incidence Program (Hearing, Visual, Orthopedic Impairment) - Programs for students with a hearing, visual or orthopedic impairment are available in cooperation with the SASED Itinerant Services and SASED/DuPage/West Cook Diagnostics. Students may be serviced by an itinerant teacher who comes to the child's home school or to a self-contained structure. (Grades: Preschool – 8)
Multi- Needs Program – Programs for children who have multiple disabilities with a primary or secondary disability of cognitive impairment are available through the SASED Cooperative. These programs provide highly specialized services with small student/staff ratios within small class settings that include medical monitoring, music therapy, art therapy, speech/language therapy, and physical and occupational therapy. Classrooms are located in District 58 as well as in surrounding school districts. (Grades: Preschool – 8)
Southeast School – This public alternative day program is administered by the SASED Cooperative and is designed to provide for the educational needs of students with a primary disability of emotional disability. The program provides individualized instruction in a small class setting along with counseling and behavioral supports. The program is located at the SASED office building in Naperville.
Private Placements – For students whose educational needs are so unique that they cannot be adequately addressed in a public school program, the student’s IEP team may consider one of several private special education programs that are available in the surrounding area.
Home/Hospital Instruction – Instructional services that are provided to any student with a medical condition that will cause an absence from school of more than ten consecutive school days. The medical condition must be verified by written statement from a licensed medical examiner. In conjunction with the medical examiner, school personnel must determine that the student can educationally benefit from such a program.