Case Manager: The case manager oversees the child’s Individualized Education Program. The case manager serves as the primary contact for questions regarding the child’s special education program. If the case manager cannot answer your question, he/she will help direct you to the appropriate person.
Resource Teacher: The resource teacher provides individualized instruction to help meet the educational goals of the child’s IEP. The resource teacher may work with the student in the general education classroom or in a separate room.
General Education Teacher: The general education teacher refers to the teacher who is with the child when he/she is mainstreamed in the general education classroom.
Instructional Classroom Teacher: The fully supported teacher refers to the teacher who instructs in the self‐contained district‐wide elementary class. This teacher helps carry out educational goals on the child’s IEP.
Special Education Administrator: The administrator who is in charge of and oversees the entire special education program in District 54
Paraprofessional: Paraprofessionals are staff members who assist special education students and teachers in special and general education environments.
Occupational Therapist (OT): An occupational therapist helps a child with fine motor development, daily living skills, and functional adaptations relating to the educational environment.
Physical Therapist (PT): A physical therapist helps a child with gross motor development, functional mobility, and muscle development.
School Psychologist: A school psychologist conducts assessments and evaluations of a child’s skills and abilities and devises interventions, which are then explained to the educational team.
Social Worker: A social worker assesses the child’s social and emotional needs. He or she may also help a child improve his/her self‐concept or help him/her integrate into the classroom.
Speech/Language Pathologist: The speech/language pathologist provides evaluations and treatment for a child in the comprehension and use of language as well as speech production.
Nurse: The nurse will collaborate with parents to obtain pertinent health information, in order to develop a care plan when there is a medical related condition that can interfere with a child’s learning ability.