Academic Support ServicesAlvin ISD provides a continuum of academic support services, including instructional accommodations and individual education plans, support within inclusive settings, and specialized educational programming, to address the needs of students identified as having disabilities that impact academic progress. Determination of placement and needed services is based on the least restrictive environment appropriate to meet each individual student’s needs as determined by an ARD/IEP Committee.
Inclusion support is offered in designated core academic areas and consists of a special education teacher and/or paraprofessional consulting with the general education teacher to assist in the implementation of individualized education programs and/or instructional accommodations within the general education classroom and TEKS curriculum. Based on the needs of the student, this support may be indirect, through consultation with the general education teacher, and/or direct, with the teacher or paraprofessional working directly with the student in the classroom.
Co-teach SupportCo-teach support is offered in designated core academic areas. In co-teach classes, the general and special education teachers jointly provide instructional services and accommodations to students placed within the general education classroom. The special education student remains in the general classroom and is instructed in the general curriculum (TEKS) with the remainder of the class. Co-teach classes provide the ongoing, daily support that these students require to be successful while allowing them to benefit from participation in the general education curriculum.
Resource intervention is a pullout service delivery model offered in the student’s specific area of educational need (reading, math, and/or written language). Students placed in resource intervention are working on specific educational goals and objectives developed by the ARD/IEP committee based upon the student’s individual needs. Usually students who require this intervention are unable to successfully participate in general education curriculum at grade level without significant support due to severe learning difficulties. Resource intervention allows these students to progress through the curriculum at their own level with specialized instruction.
PPCD-Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities Program
The PPCD Program is a self-contained classroom for children ages 3 through 5 with qualifying disabilities that require intense intervention in a smaller staff/student ratio in the areas of communication, academic readiness, self-help, gross and fine motor, and/or social skills. This class provides daily instruction by a special education teacher.
PPCD/PreK Inclusion Program
The PPCD/Pre-K Inclusion program is a more inclusive environment for preschool children ages 3 to 5 who need to work on generalizing skills to a less restrictive environment but that still require specialized interventions in the areas of communication, academic readiness, self-help, gross and fine motor, and/or social skills. This Prekindergarten classroom is comprised of a smaller staff/student ratio that includes children both with and without identified disabilities. Instruction is provided by a dually certified general and special education teacher and curriculum is based on the Texas PreK Guidelines.
Fundamental Skills ProgramThe Fundamental Skills program is designed for those students who would benefit from instruction in functional and alternative academics in a structured, consistent, small group setting. An alternative curriculum incorporating fundamental academic skills, communication skills, socialization skills, domestic skills, community functioning skills, recreational/leisure skills, and pre-vocational/vocational skills is used to meet the unique needs of the individual students.For additional information about academic support services, please contact:
Heather Monaghan, Coordinator of Special Education(281) 245-2324Additional Resources:National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)National Center for Learning Disabilities (LD.org)Learning Disabilities Association of AmericaLD Online