Students who receive resource room service are enrolled in general education academic classes and meet the same content and performance standards as their peers. These students receive supportive instruction from the special education teacher one period per day. Teachers work individually or in small groups to develop and strengthen skills in specific areas identified in the IEP of each student. Skill areas may include but are not limited to, reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, note taking, and organization. Students participating in this program are working toward a local high school or Regents diploma.
|Co-Teaching and Consultant Teaching|
Services for students with disabilities may include those that will support special education students in regular education programs through supplemental instruction either with direct or in-direct co-teaching or consultant teacher services. These models provide a less restrictive environment on the continuum of special education services by meeting the students’ needs in the regular education setting. The students attend General Education classes and support is provided through consultation, collaborative planning and co-teaching with the general education teachers.
Niagara Wheatfield High School offers a 12:1:1 special education classroom. This class is designed to meet the needs of students that will recieve an IEP diploma upon graduation. Students in the program work on a curriculum specifically designed to meet his or her individual needs. Students are also integrated into other less restrictive settings where appropriate for certain electives including those courses offered through BOCES. The focus of this program is learning and practicing life skills. These everyday skills are incorporated into math, science, socal studies and reading lessons.