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Student Services

ACADEMIC INTERVENTION SERVICES

Academic Intervention Services include additional instruction and support services that help our students maintain progress in meeting the New York State Learning Standard in English Language Arts K-12, Mathematics K-12, Social Studies 2-12, and Science 4-12.  

The additional instruction focuses on:

  1. Students’ academic needs
  2. Increasing student-teacher time
  3. Using a variety of teaching strategies
  4. Curriculum adaptation

The support services include:

  1. Guidance
  2. Counseling
  3. Study skills
  4. Monitoring attendance and discipline

Systematic identification procedures for monitoring and measuring student performance include multiple sources of evidence that documents student progress.

These procedures include:

  1. Teacher recommendation
  2. New York State and standardized tests
  3. Review of student records and report cards
  4. Classroom testing and work samples 

The intensity of services for students is based upon the level of their needs as determined through the multiple measures and sources of evidence.  Students with the most intense needs would receive more scheduled services, for a longer duration, and with more individualization.  

Students with the least intensive needs may only receive progress monitoring as a support service.

The options for scheduling student services include but are not limited to:

  1. Pull-out model with small group instruction
  2. In-classroom model with varied grouping
  3. Combinations of pull-out and in-classroom models

The number of times per weekly cycle range from once to daily and the amount of time per session ranges from 30 – 45 minutes.

The degree of individualization ranges from the in-classroom model of a 2:25 ratio to a mini-group model of 1:4 ratio.

By varying the scheduling, duration, and degree of individualization, the intensity of services may be designed to meet the range of needs of the students within the school district.

Parent involvement includes notification of what and when services are provided; ongoing communication and opportunities to confer or call; student progress reports; and notification of end-of-year status.

SPEECH SERVICES

Speech therapists work with youngsters who have a variety of speech and language disorders.  Students having mild to severe articulation disorders are also seen.  Therapists serve students classified by the Committee on Special Education as well as students who have special needs at the building level.

RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI)

Response to Intervention Services include additional instruction and support services that help our students maintain progress in meeting the New York State Learning Standards in English Language Arts K-12, Mathematics K-12, Social Studies 4-12, and Science 4-12.

Systematic identification procedures for monitoring and measuring student performance include multiple sources of evidence that documents student progress. 

These procedures include:

  1. Teacher recommendation
  2. The New York State and standardized tests (grades 3 – 4) and the InView Assessments for grade 3. 
  3. Review of student records and report cards
  4. Classroom progress monitoring (RTI Tier 1)   

The intensity of services for students is based upon the level of the student’s needs as determined through the multiple measures and sources of evidence.  The number of times per weekly cycle range from once to daily and the amount of time per session ranges from 30-45 minutes.  Parent Involvement includes notification of what and when services are provided; ongoing communication and opportunities to confer or call; student progress reports; and notification of end-of-year status.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND COUNSELORS

Warwick’s psychologists and counselors play a major role in the areas of prevention, intervention and remediation of school problems.  They help identify and evaluate children with specific emotional, social, behavioral and learning issues.  They provide either short-term or group counseling to students who are experiencing emotional difficulties as they relate to the school environment or academic expectations.  In addition, they act as a resource to staff members and parents in assisting and supporting them in working with children with special needs.

SOCIAL WORKER

The school social worker intervenes in situations where behavioral, emotional, or social factors interfere with the student’s ability to attain his/her educational potential.  The social worker provides casework services, which include assessing individual student and parent concerns, providing individual and/or group counseling to students, and helping parents make use of appropriate community services. In addition, they act as a resource to staff members and parents in assisting and supporting them in working with children with special needs