Student Support and Special Education Referral Process (Through…
Student Support and Special Education Referral Process
by Elizabeth Burns
Through observation of student and assessment of work and tests, decision for special services is made.
IEP (Individual Educational Plan)
May be school or parent suggested
Team of Parent + Teacher + Principal meet
Individualized plan is put in place, may include being pulled from class on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for specialized instruction
With supports, student makes progress. IEP team continues to meet every 4-6 weeks. IEP may continue and be updated for years, if needed.
With supports, student does not make progress
Re-evaluation of IEP is made and new plan is constructed
May be moved to specialized education classroom on a permanent basis (this usually occurs when extreme behavior issues are present as well.)
MFLC counselor referral (Military & Family Life Counseling)
Permission slip for student to meet with the counselor is sent home
Parent approves of individual student counseling
Student is pulled on a weekly basis for counseling
Parent states that individual counseling is not to occur
Counselor may meet with class as whole group to discuss emotions, problem solving, and read books at grade level concerning topics as requested by teacher
SST (Student Success Team)
Write referral for initial meeting with parents and team
Parent + Teacher + Principal
Plan is constructed
With supports, student does not make progress and an IEP is suggested.
With supports, student makes progress and is eventually placed on list for monitoring of behavior only.
Initial meeting occurs
observation notes of student
written work by student