Providing A Free And Appropriate Public Education

The Special Education Department supports Prince William County Public Schools as they provide an equal educational opportunity for all students.

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Save the Date! for "DIP"

Differentiated Instructional Practices

Differentiated Instruction for Staff in PWCS

Date: June 21 - 23, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Special Education Department will be hosting speakers and sessions to address the needs of all learners and specifically those in special education. Explicit strategies and programs will be highlighted and will include reading, math, and behavior. School teams are invited to attend!

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May is national Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)

PWCS speech-language pathologists work with special education students to address deficits in speech, language, social, and cognitive skills. Communication skills are critical at each stage of life—for young children, as a strong foundation for language and literacy; for school-aged children, as a requirement for academic and social success; and for adults, as a key part of their career and personal relationships. PWCS speech-language pathologists collaborate with their school community and parents to promote speech and language development. These efforts are appreciated.

PWCS Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TODHH) Itinerant Team work with students with varying degrees of hearing loss in a variety of school settings. They support students, staff, and families to understand the impact of a hearing loss on a student’s educational and social/emotional growth. TODHH’s are well versed in audiograms, hearing aids, and various supportive hearing technology. Their role is to support students, staff, and families in any area that is impacted by hearing loss.

Visit these websites for more resources:

 

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May 15- June 15 is recognized as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

Tourette Syndrome is a Tic Disorder that consists of involuntary, repetitive movements, and vocalizations. Tics can consist of a combination of vocal sounds or motor movements. Tics can often increase or decrease dependent upon the setting, stress, anxiety, excitement, fatigue, or illness. Some strategies to support students who have Tourette Syndrome in your classrooms include: not focusing on the student’s tics, offering the student breaks, and educating others who work with the student about Tourette Syndrome and their tics.

To learn more visit Tourette Syndrome Association of America.




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