Types of Services Delivered
- Provide the general educator with guidance from the special education teacher on appropriate strategies for instruction, behavior management, data collection, observation, and feedback in the general education setting.
- Facilitate service delivery through ongoing communication between general and special educators and related service providers.
- Assist in completing functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and developing a behavioral intervention plan (BIP) to address areas of concern.
Direct Service Delivery (within the general education setting)
- Direct instruction within the least restrictive environment of the general education classroom through TEAM teaching, and collaborative instructional models.
- Direct support for individual students by the special education teacher or instructional assistant by making adaptations or modifications to the general education curriculum and assessments.
- Provide specialized instruction to meet the academic and behavior needs of the student, either within the general education classroom or with pull-aside resource services for specific skill development. Anne Arundel County Public Schools recognizes the individual needs of students. The continuum includes specialty programs (Autism, Emotional Disabilities, and Alternative Curriculum Classrooms). Specialty program decisions are IEP Team determined and based on the student’s accommodations/modifications, supplemental aids, and service requirements. They are co-located in comprehensive schools throughout the county.
Direct Service Delivery (outside the general education setting)
- Direct intensive or multi-sensory instruction utilizing specialized strategies and techniques in a small group, self-contained environment with an alternative curriculum when necessary.
- Offer specific skill training in remediation of academic skill deficits or in the social, emotional, and behavioral areas.
- Provide supports that address behavioral difficulties that interfere with the student's learning or the learning of other students.
Direct Service Delivery (combined)
Students may receive direct service in both the general education and special education classrooms. This is an IEP team decision based on individual student need.
Direct Service Delivery (Regional Options/Separate Day Facility)
A limited number of students may need a regional program within a comprehensive school or a separate day facility. Based on the unique needs and the IEP of the student, the local school or central office IEP teams determine the appropriate placement.
Direct Service Delivery (Approved Nonpublic School)
For those students whose educational needs require services beyond those of the county's regional or separate day facilities, AACPS utilizes Maryland State Department of Education approved nonpublic schools. The nature and severity of the student's disability which significantly impact educational performance may necessitate more intensive resources and may require a more therapeutic segregated setting in order for a student to receive an appropriate educational program.
Anne Arundel County strongly believes in a shared accountability with both general education and special education teachers collaboratively supporting ALL students.
Service may be provided by the following personnel:
- General Education Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- Speech-Language Pathologist
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- School Psychologist
- Assistive Technology Team
- Behavior Specialist
- Literacy Specialist
- Low Incidence Specialist
- LRE Specialist
- Teacher of Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
- Teacher of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing