At times, teachers may observe that a child is having trouble acquiring concepts or performing routine tasks. Concerns are discussed with parents as soon as possible. Teachers will consult with their colleagues at grade level meetings where assessment data will be discussed with regular education and special education staff in order to determine the interventions and support that may be needed. A Child Study Team (CST) meeting may be scheduled if concerns persist, and interventions will be collaboratively planned by the classroom teacher and the CST team. In compliance with new requirements related to Response to Intervention (SRBI), every effort will be made to support students within the regular education environment before special education is considered. However, if more support is needed after a period of intervention strategies, the team may decide to schedule a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting to discuss further intervention measures.
Additionally, children who are experiencing problems adjusting to school or being comfortable in social situations can be referred to the school social worker or the school psychologist. Support can be provided in a variety of ways, each of which includes parent consultation and involvement as an important component.