Keidan Special Education Center Offerings
The special education aide provides in-classroom assistance to both students and the teacher to help facilitate the learning environment. The Special Education aide plays a key role in helping students accomplish daily tasks necessary to access and participate within their learning environment. Providing assistance to students with their physical needs so that the teacher allows the teacher to focus on learning. Assisting students include:
- Assist with the cleanup, storing and retrieval of supplies and equipment before and after activities.
- Assist in preparation of instructional materials, bulletin boards, etc., as requested by the instructional staff.
- Escort students to support service rooms (i.e., nurse, speech, school social worker) when appropriate.
- Work cooperatively with instructional, support staff and administrative staff.
- Participate in staff development activities.
- Care for a student’s physical needs, which includes; washing, lifting, feeding, taking to the toilet, diapering and changing clothes, as required by the student’s physical condition.
- Monitor students to and from the lavatory as appropriate
- During the lunch period, monitor and/or feed students as physical condition dictates.
- Implement the activities as directed by the instructional staff.
- Assist in maintaining a neat and clean area for any/all classroom and lunch activities. When necessary, sanitize by using universal health care procedures.
- Assist in the preparation and implementation of classroom activities and/or individual and small group instruction, under the direction/supervision of the instructional staff.
- Responsible for monitoring students at the end of the day while they are awaiting a bus or taxicab.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Administrator or designee
School Social Work Services
Direct behavior interventions
Social Skills Training
Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) support
Resource Coordinating Team interventions
Resource Coordinating Team support
Identification of student eligibility
On site medical assistance and treatment by licensed nurses
Therapeutic occupational services to increase overall functioning, muscle strengthening and gross motor skills
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support
Program designed to teach respect, responsibility and safety at school
Encourages student to continuosly make good behavioral choices
Schoolwide positive behavior support interventions, that provide teachers and other staff with information to help prevent behavior problems and to help make school a safe learning environment
Student incentives for demonstrating positive behavior
Bilingual Support Services
Support staff for parents and families in need of language assistance
Translational interpretation request forms
Parent notification letters and forms in ESL student's, parents, and families native language
Community Based Instruction
Providing students with opportunities to access community resources
Providing community-based instruction opportunities to participate within the community that align with student goals, objectives and school curriculum
Student access to a variety of assistive technology resources
Teacher utilizing technoloy within the classroom to differentiate instruction
Differentiated instruction incorporating art
Interactive art activities, painting, drawing, collages
Grade level art work that aligns to school curriculum
Adaptive Physical Education
Develop social skills with cooperative teamwork and good sportsmanship
Improve movement, coordination, agility, strength, flexibility and power with appropriate activities
Improve self-esteem and appreciation of movement and exercise while interacting with peers
Weekly music therapy sessions
Addressing student specific goals and objectives
Students utilize a variety of props, musical instruments, visuals, movement and singing
Students participate in a variety of Olympic type competition sports for children with disabilities
Students participate in community-based field trips in preparation for Special Olympics
Students learn about the gardening process
Hands-on activities in the garden that support sensory challenges
Students participate in a garden Book Walk that incorporates Reading and Science
Green School Recycling Program
Students learn about the process and benefits of recycling
Students collect recyclable items around the school that is recycled and transported to a community recycle facility
Additional Information: For further information regarding Keidan Special Education Center offerings, please contact the main office at (313) 873-9400.