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.