High Incidence Populations
High Incidence refers to disability areas that occur more frequently or in higher numbers. These disability categories include: Teacher Consultant (TC) Services, Resource Room Programs, and Mild Cognitive Impairments (MiCI).
The certified special education teacher who is assigned to a resource program has the task of meeting the individual needs of the students on their assigned caseload. The teacher will support their caseload students by monitoring the delivery of programs, services, progress of academic and behavior goals and objectives, and instructional needs of each student according to their individualized education plans (IEPs). The special education teacher will wear many proverbial hats that may range from individual to group direct instruction, supplemental instruction, skill remediation and tutorial supports, teach required core subjects that they are qualified to teach, and/or provide consultation to the general education instructional and administrative staff on behalf of their assigned caseload.
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MiCI)
The Mild Cognitive Impaired Program (MiCI) at the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) provides services designed to develop academic and personal adjustment skills for students with needs that cannot be met with lesser-restrictive programs or services.
Students who have, or function as if they have, significant cognitive impairments, and whose IEP (Individualized Education Program) Team has determined that general assessments, even with accommodations, are not appropriate, can be assessed using alternate formats aligned to the grade-level content, but based on alternate achievement standards. FOr more information, click here.