Special Education - Online Service

 

Kids with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs . Many Special Education Services including Speech Therapy, Consultations etc can be conducted comfortable and more effective using online medium like Video Conferencing. Understanding how to access these services through us can help parents be effective advocates for their kids.  This is indeed a cost effective way to deliver a quality special education.

 

What's an IEP?

 

Parents can now work with educators to develop a plan — the individualized education program (IEP) — to help kids succeed in school. The IEP describes the goals the team sets for a child during the school year, as well as any special support needed to help achieve them.

 

Who Needs an IEP?

 

A child who has difficulty learning and functioning and has been identified as a special needs student is the perfect candidate for an IEP. Kids struggling in school may qualify for support services, allowing them to be taught in a special way, for reasons such as:

 

·        learning disabilities

·        emotional disorders

·        cognitive challenges

·        autism

·        hearing impairment

·        visual impairment

·        speech or language impairment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Are Services Delivered?

In most cases, the services and goals outlined in an IEP can be provided in a standard school environment. Goal of the Soft Tarbiyah is to ensure that each child is educated in the least restrictive environment possible. Also for the sake of convenience and to assist students residing with remote distances we offer online individualized solution. 

 

 

 

 

The Referral and Evaluation Process.

The referral process generally begins when a teacher, parent, or doctor is concerned that a child may be having trouble in the classroom, and the teacher notifies the school counselor or psychologist.

 

The first step is to gather specific data regarding the student's progress or academic problems. This may be done through:

·        a conference with parents & students.

·        observation & analysis of the student’s performance (attention, behavior, work completion, tests, classwork, homework, etc.)

 

Who's On the Team?

 

The professionals on the evaluation team can include:

·        a psychologist

·        a physical therapist

·        an occupational therapist

·        a speech therapist

·        a special educator

 

All our Special Educators have Bachelors as well as Masters in Special Education from a government recognized university and can teach students in English, Hindi and Urdu comfortably.

 

Parent’s Permission and CER.

As a parent, you can decide whether to have your child assessed. If you choose to do so, you'll be asked to sign a permission form that will detail who is involved in the process and the types of tests they use. These tests might include measures of specific school skills, such as reading or math, as well as more general developmental skills, such as speech and language. Testing does not necessarily mean that a child will receive services.

 

Once the team members complete their individual assessments, they develop a comprehensive evaluation report (CER) that compiles their findings, offers an educational classification, and outlines the skills and support the child will need.

 

Developing an IEP

 

The next step is an IEP meeting at which the team and parents decide what will go into the plan. In addition to the evaluation team, a regular teacher should be present to offer suggestions about how the plan can help the child's progress in the standard education curriculum.

 

At the meeting, the team will discuss your child's educational needs — as described in the CER — and come up with specific, measurable short-term and annual goals for each of those needs. If you attend this meeting, you can take an active role in developing the goals and determining which skills or areas will receive the most attention.

 

If the team recommends several services, the amount of time they take in the child's school schedule can seem overwhelming. To ease that load, some services may be provided on a consultative basis. In these cases, the professional consults with the teacher to come up with strategies to help the child but doesn't offer any hands-on instruction. 

 

Our special education services include :

 

  • Parent Support

  • Parent Training

  • Workshops

  • Presentations

  • Creating Individualized Programs focusing on: 

    • Academics

    • Behavior

    • Social skills

    • Sensory issues

    • Communication

  • In-home consultations

  • In-home evaluations

  • In-home observations

  • Classroom observations

  • Individualized goals

  • Teacher support

  • IEP support for families

  • Creation and implementation of visual strategies

 

 

 

Special education and benefits of virtual instruction.

Research Paper by Jose Martin, UTAH.

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