Special Education

Consultant Teacher Services

Direct CT: Specifically designed instruction provided to an individual student with a disability by a certified special education teacher to aid the students to benefit from the general education class instruction.

Indirect CT: Consultation provided by a certified special education teacher to assist the general education teacher in adjusting the learning environment and/or modifying his/her instructional methods to meet the needs of a student with a disability who attends the general education class.

The CT cannot provide primary instruction to a student with a disability.

Services are being provided by a special education teacher, as per the IEP. Evidence of communication and collaborative planning with general education teacher is documented. Consultant teacher is providing specially designed instruction to an individual or a group of students with a disability. Special Education teacher is adapting the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to support successful participation and progress in the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. Explicit instruction is used to teach skills and strategies. Progress monitoring data are collected and inform decisions about the effectiveness and/or needs for adjustment to instruction.

Resource Room Services

Resource room means a special education service for a student with a disability programmed in a regular class who is in need of specialized supplemental instruction in a small group setting for one period during the school day. Student learning characteristics significantly impact academic achievement based on standardized assessments, curriculum based measures, and Response to Intervention data. Supplemental instruction is provided in addition to the general education classroom instruction that the student receives. It is not provided in place of the student’s regular instruction.

Your Rights as a Parent

WNY Maritime Charter School strives to work with parents and guardians at all times and we are also willing and able to assist you with any process or procedure that you desire. Part of any process, especially within the area of special education or assisting your child, should include your due process rights and the procedural safeguards that we follow, by law. Below, there are four files which explain your rights as a parent/guardian (versions in both English and Spanish). As always, we are ready to assist you and you may contact us at any time.

WNY Maritime Special Education Policy

Due Process Rights (English Version)

Due Process Rights (Spanish Version)

Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights (English Version)

Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights (Spanish Version)