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    Students who receive Access services are those students with intensive special education needs who benefit from spending the majority of their instructional time in the general education setting with a full range of supports. Students may qualify in any one of the 13 federally mandated categories of disability. Students receiving Access services will receive specially designed instruction in one or more of the following areas in accordance with their IEP goals.

    Qualified students may also receive speech-language therapy, physical therapy, vision services, and occupation therapy. Access has a caseload ratio of one special education teacher to three instructional assistants to ten students across all the elementary grades.

    Areas of Specially Designed Instruction differ according to each individual IEP. Students may have goals in one or more of the following areas of specially designed instruction.

    involves interpersonal behavior, personal skills, self-related behaviors, sensory self-regulation, emotional behavior, organization and executive skills, and independent living skills, and attention to tasks.

    Pre-academics lay the foundation for a young child's future academic success. Examples of pre-academics are learning counting skills from 0-15, one to one correspondence, simple patterning, and recognizing own name in written form. In addition, knowing most primary colors, shapes, and is able to recognize letters, and follow one or two part directions. Academics are one or more of the following areas: basic reading skills, reading comprehension, reading fluency, math calculation, math reasoning, written expression, oral expression, listening comprehension.

    Adaptive Skills are self-care, self-direction, problem solving, exercising choice, initiating and planning activities; and social skills.

    Study/Organizational Skills include executive functioning skills. These are the ability to use certain thinking skills to select and achieve goals or to develop solutions to problems. These skills include the following: Planning, organization, time management, working memory, and metacognition (self-monitoring and self-evaluation), emotional control, task initiation, sustained attention, and flexibility.