SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special Education is specifically designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.

The purpose of Special Education is to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that provides the services needed to meet their individual needs, while allowing them the opportunity to participate in educational programs and activities with their non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible. Navarro ISD offers a full continuum of special education services designed to meet the individual needs of these students.

Referral for special education assessment is made by the Student Support Committee, which meets to determine appropriate interventions when a student is struggling academically or behaviorally. Counselors on each campus can be contacted to set up a Student Support Committee meeting.

LINKS

NISD SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Face-to-Face Instruction

Small group instruction/Intervention

Consistent groups of students

Social distancing during classes

Protective barriers/dividers as appropriate

Based upon program placement

Frequent consultation with parents

Case Management

Progress Monitoring

NISD At Home Instruction PK-2

Microsoft Teams small group or individual instruction (asynchronous and based on individual needs)

Microsoft Teams sessions with consistent schedule (asynchronous and based on individual needs)

Online Classes via Microsoft Teams

Online Classes via Microsoft Teams

Synchronous lessons, pre-recorded lessons and individual interventions based on needs

Frequent consultation with parents

Case management

Progress Monitoring

NISD At Home Instruction 3-12

Microsoft Teams small group or individual instruction(synchronous)

Microsoft Teams sessions with consistent schedule(synchronous)

Online Classes via Microsoft Teams

Online Classes via Microsoft Teams

Synchronous lessons and interventions based on individual needs.

Frequent consultation with parents

Case management

Progress Monitoring

NISD SPEECH SERVICES

Face-to-Face Instruction

Small group or individual instruction

Consistent speech groups

Social distancing as appropriate

Protective barriers/ dividers; hand sanitizer; face coverings

Based upon individual goals

Supplemental instruction sent home

Progress Monitoring

NISD At Home Instruction PK-12

Small group or individual instruction

Teletherapy with consistent schedule via Microsoft Teams

Teacher collaboration via Microsoft Teams

Parent consultation, participate in existing groups via Microsoft Teams

Based upon individual goals

Instructional home activities to supplement online learning

Progress Monitoring

NISD DYSLEXIA SERVICES

Face-to-Face Instruction

Small group instruction

Consistent groups of students

Social distancing during classes

Regular Dyslexia Report Card

NISD At Home Instruction PK-2

Small group or individual instruction via Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams sessions with consistent schedule

Microsoft Teams sessions with consistent schedule

Regular Dyslexia Report Cards

Microsoft Teams sessions with consistent schedul

Microsoft Teams sessions with consistent schedule

Microsoft Teams sessions with consistent schedule

Microsoft Teams sessions with consistent schedule

Regular Dyslexia Report Cards

SPECIAL EDUCATION Q&A

1. Are all students required to wear a mask? 

Masks or shields are required

2. Will Special Education transportation still be available? 

Yes, the bus driver will take the students’ temperature at loading and students will wear masks.

3. Are students allowed to participate in extracurricular activities if they choose remote instruction? 

No

4. Who should I contact if I have questions about my child’s special education or 504 services? 

Contact the campus principal for more information regarding service plans and how they will be implemented. Case managers will return to school on August 10th and start planning for the 2020-2021 school year. You may contact the Director of Special Education, Becky Newton at 830-372-1930, ext. 6302 for information.