The Special Education Department provides specially designed instruction and accommodations in a variety of educational settings to children with unique needs.
See the link below for information on the Procedural Safeguards for Special Education (Parent’s Rights) and Rules and Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The focus of the guidance program is to foster healthy social/emotional well being, academic success and career preparedness of all students. The success of all students is ensured through individual, small group and whole class activities.
Parents, as well as students, are encouraged to contact the School Counselor should a need arise. The Counselor is available concerning any issue deemed connected to the care, welfare, safety and security of every student within our school.
Different events can occur that impact on student performance. Please do not hesitate to call if your child is having school adjustment problems. Parental input is valued and a necessary part of finding effective solutions.
Speech and Language Services
Speech and language program services a wide range of children from 2nd through 4th grade with articulation, language and voice disorders. Both special education and regular education students are served through a variety of therapy models from consultation to individual therapy. Screening is accomplished early on in students’ entry to Pembroke Hill School and referrals are accepted anytime throughout the school year. The Speech-Language Specialist is a core member of the pupil evaluation team, special education services, and RTI (Response to Instruction) program.
Response To Intervention
RTI is a multi-step, scientific process of providing support and instruction to all of our Pembroke Hill School students. Individual students’ progress is monitored and the results are used to make decisions regarding further instruction and intervention.
Title I is a federally funded program providing supplementary services in reading and mathematics instruction to the students of our school.
Students are assessed at the start of the school year and referred by the Student Study Team to receive support services. Those who qualify for support receive instruction in small groups from the Title I tutors. Instruction concentrates on comprehension and reading fluency, and numeracy. The program is designed to meet individual learning styles and coordinates with classroom instruction.