The Special Education Team is comprised of a Speech-Language Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Resource Teachers, and School Psychologist. Depending upon a student's needs, specific team members may or may not be involved in assessment or delivery of services, if a student is found eligible.
Team members do provide services to students identified with special needs and found eligible to receive services, through a legal document called an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that is mandated within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Services are delivered in accordance with each student's individual needs. The special education team collaborates with general education teachers to meet the needs of all their shared students. Services may be delivered within the general education classroom or in a small group, which may be more conducive to the student's ability to attend and learn in the specific environment. The Least Restrictive Environment is always at the forefront of our IEP plan.
The special education team determines the needs and delivery of services at the IEP meetings.
In all classes, we do use the general education curriculum. The standards are the same in all settings as well. IEP goals and objectives are written with standards addressed and focused upon in our goals.
Visit the BVSD Special Education Website for more detailed information on the services and support available to all students in the Boulder Valley School District.
Birch also houses one of Boulder Valley's four Intensive Center for Affective Needs (ICAN) programs. Click here for more information on the ICAN.