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Special Education Delivery Models

All special education and related services are delivered according to the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) developed by a team of educators, parents, and the student (when appropriate), and considerations for service are made along a continuum of placement options ensuring that students with disabilities are, to the maximum extent appropriate, educated with non-disabled peers.

 Delivery Models in the Coweta County School System may include:

Additional Support Services - The student remains in the regular classroom with supplementary aids and services provided to the teacher and/or student according to the IEP.  The services may be from personnel such as paraprofessionals, interpreters, or other qualified individuals. 

Direct Services - The student remains in the regular classroom with direct services from special education personnel on a consultative, collaborative or co-teaching basis.

Instruction OUTSIDE the general education classroom - The student with a disability receives instruction outside of the regular classroom in order to participate in specially designed instruction according to the IEP in a resource, modified self-contained, or self-contained setting.

Separate Class (also known as resource or pull-out) - The student receives instruction in a special education classroom for individualized instruction in their specific deficit area a portion of the day.  The student spends part of the instructional day in the regular education setting.   

Modified Self-Contained - The student with a disability spends more than half of the instructional day in the special education setting and some portion of the day in regular education; usually in non-academic classes such as art, music, or physical education, with or without support.

Self-Contained - The student with a disability is  instructed entirely in the special education setting.

Separate Program - The student with a disability is provided special education instruction in a separate building and/or program.

Home-based Special Education Instruction A special education teacher provides instruction at the home (or other designated area) of those students for whom the IEP team has determined such services are appropriate.

Hospital/Homebound Instruction -  A special education teacher provides instruction at the home of a student with a disability or at the hospital for a period of time according to the IEP.   The student must have a medically diagnosed condition that significantly interferes with their education and a licensed physician must verify that their medical condition prohibits them from attending school for a minimum of 10 consecutive days.

Community Based Instruction - Vocational instruction is provided at various vocational sites throughout the community according to the IEP.

 

Coweta County Department of Special Education
Revised: 06/04/09.