Elementary School Special Ed.
There are five elementary schools within the Lakeland district, many of the special education programs are housed in specific buildings. All buildings provide consultant teacher, resource room and special class reading services as well as all related services (counseling, speech/language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision and hearing services) as recommended by a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Benjamin Franklin provides a co-teach program in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and a collaborative program in grades 2 and 5.
George Washington provides a collaborative class program in grade 5.
Lincoln Titus provides a collaborative program in grade 5.
Thomas Jefferson houses four Aspire classes for students with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays or significant communication deficits. This program employs the instructional strategies of applied behavior analysis.
Van Cortlandtville provides special classes for grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Van Cortlandtville houses two Aspire classes for grades K/1/2 and 3/4/5.
It is through the Committee on Special Education (CSE) that specific programs are recommended. Special education teachers provide differentiated instruction based on a student’s strengths, challenges and individual learning style.