education services are provided to Folwell elementary students who are
having physical, educational, behavioral, speech or other difficulties
due to a handicapping condition(s). With parental permission and
involvement, a student is individually assessed and a program planned
for the child by specially trained and licensed teachers. The Individual
Education Plan (IEP) specifies if the student will be taught
individually, in a small group, or within the regular classroom. Special
education programs include: Emotional/Behavior Disorder, Learning
Disabilities, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Speech, Psychological
and Social Work services. Regular education programs that address
special needs are: English as a Second Language, and GATE (Gifted and
EMOTIONAL/BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS (E/BD) - Ms. Stephanie Leif and Mr. Stobaugh
Students who are experiencing emotional difficulties in school or at
home which affect their behavior at school may be eligible to receive
services. These services may include one-on-one behavior modification
and/or other behavior management techniques to assist the child for a
better school experience.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL) - Mrs. Kristen Cleary
Students may receive assistance and support for problems associated with
limited understanding of the English language, when English is not
their native language.
GATE (GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION) - Ms.Hueton
The greatest opportunity to challenge the high potential student occurs
in the classrooms, as that is where most of the school day is spent.
Teachers are in-serviced in ways to stimulate students' higher order
thinking, questioning, problem-solving and independent study. Folwell is
making every effort to develop self-directed, independent learners who
are capable of taking on new tasks and creating new products. In
addition to in-classroom enrichment, Folwell provides opportunities for
building-wide experiences in activities taught by parent volunteers.
Finally, the district component of out-of-building classes (GATE)
provides opportunities for qualified students to interact with
intellectual peers from across the district, and to develop new skills
and experiences. Information and forms are sent home with eligible
students to notify parents when high potential classes will be held.
Permission slips are necessary in order for students to participate.
SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES (SLD) - Ms Stephanie Leif and Mr. Stobaugh
Eligible students receive assistance with specific areas of learning disabilities.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY/PHYSICAL THERAPY -
A licensed Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist assists students with physical handicaps and weaknesses.
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES - Ms. Luna
The school psychologist helps the child study team determine students'
learning potential, diagnose problems, and facilitate the appropriate
placement and services for children with special needs.
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICES - Mrs. Lange
The school social worker helps children who have special needs related to attendance or family.
SPEECH/LANGUAGE SERVICES - Mrs. Schemmel
The speech and language clinician works with students to remediate
communication skills in the areas of articulation, receptive and
expressive language, fluency or voice. Students are generally referred
by a classroom teacher or a parent if there are concerns about the
student's speech or language skills. Students with suspected
difficulties are evaluated by a child study team, which may consist of
classroom teachers, principal, and other personnel as needed. Some
support may be provided individually and some may be provided in a group