Spectrum of Service for Students With Developmental Disability
Criteria for Identification:
Learning experiences for students with developmental disabilities must correspond with the student's needs, abilities and interests, but may differ in content, process, product and evaluation from grade level curriculum expectations.
Elementary and Secondary Supports
a) in a regular class on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) supports may include:
b) in a self-contained Developmental class:
Placement in a self-contained class may be recommended at the Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior level through the System IPRC process.
The purpose of the class is to:
Program focus includes areas of communication and language development, cognitive development, physical development, social and emotional development and community living skills. Activities may focus on communication skills, life skills, self care, social skills, and/or specialized physical activities and recreation. Integration into school and regular classroom programs, as well as extra curricular activities is encouraged.
When a student with developmental disabilities has severe or multiple disabilities, he/she may be transported to a self-contained class located in a school or facility which has appropriate plant modifications and/or specialized equipment and facilities.
Criteria for placement in a Developmental class:
A student who: