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).
 
In addition:
 
Benjamin Franklin provides a co-teach program in grades k,1,2,3,4 &5 and a collaborative program in grade 4.
 
George Washington provides a collaborative/special class program in grade 5.
 
Lincoln Titus provides a collaborative program in grade 5.
 
Van Cortlandtville provides special classes for grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.  Van Cortlandtville houses Aspire classes for students with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays or significant communication deficits.  This program employs the instructional strategies of applied behavior analysis. 
 
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. 
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School provides a full continuum of programs: consultant teacher, resource room, co-teach, several departmental models, reading, life skills and Oasis (for students who are experiencing academic difficulties due to social and emotional factors), Aspire classes for students with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays or significant communication deficits. This program employs the instructional strategies of applied behavior analysis 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).
 
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.
 
HIGH SCHOOL
Both Lakland High School and Walter Panas High School provide consultant teacher, resource room, co-teach and several departmental class programs as well as all required related services (counseling, speech/language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision and hearing services) as recommended by a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Special class reading services are also provided as recommended by the IEP.
 
Lakeland High School also houses our district-wide life skills program and a 4-6 year departmental program (Departmental 3), and Aspire classes for students with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays or significant communication deficits. This program employs the instructional strategies of applied behavior analysis as well as all related services, and Walter Panas High School houses our Oasis program, which is a collaboration with PNW/BOCES providing theraputic support for students who are experiencing academic difficulties due to social and emotional factors.  
 
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.