Special Education: Programs & Services
Midlothian schools provide a full continuum of services for students with disabilities. The Midlothian ISD provides special education for disabled children from 3-21 years of age (birth through 21 if visually or auditorially disabled), as required by state and federal law.
The school district strives to provide appropriate programs for all students. The programs are established on the following principle: Each student is entitled to educational opportunities appropriate to his/her abilities and needs.
A variety of instructional arrangements are available. For information call Melissa Wolfe, Executive Director of Specialized Learning at 972-775-8296.
The general education program is modified through the use of special education support services, supplementary aids, or other special arrangements in the general classroom setting.
A special education teacher assists students with disabilities in the general classroom and/or in a special education classroom depending on individual need.
Each student enrolled participates in the general school program and receives the assistance of a special education teacher only in those areas in which a specifically identified disability exists.
A special education teacher provides instruction in daily living skills within the classroom and the community. These students also participate in the regular education program according to their abilities as determined by the ARD Committee.
Behavior Adjustment class
An ARD committee places students in this program to learn self control techniques, appropriate school behavior and social skills, while maintaining or remediating their academic skills. Students are mainstreamed as skills improve.
Pre-School Program for Children with Disabilities
Provided by Midlothian ISD to all eligible children between the ages of 3 and 5. Classes are held at T.E. Baxter, Mt. Peak and LaRue Miller Elementary schools.
Students who are deaf or hearing impaired are provided instruction by a teacher of the Deaf or hearing impaired.
This instructional service is provided by a speech therapist to those students who qualify. Instruction is offered in both articulation and language development.
Students who cannot safely participate in grade level physical education classes are assessed in gross motor skills progress and an IEP is developed by the ARD Committee.
Vocational Adjustment Class
This special education instruction is provided to a student who is placed on a job with regularly scheduled direct involvement by special education personnel in the implementation of the student's IEP.
A teacher provides instruction to physically ill students in their homes. This short-term service enables the student to keep up with assignments and is not intended for minor illnesses.
Any program, which research has shown, helps remediate the symptoms of Dyslexia for those students who have been evaluated and qualify.