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Special Education/ Related Services

WHAT ARE RELATED SERVICES?

Related services are those services that are needed in order for a student to benefit from special education. Special Education teachers and special Education coaches work together to identify and design programs that meet the individual needs of our students.

Speech and Language Services

Every school has a Speech-Language Pathologist who provides speech and language services according to the student's Individualized Education Program. These services may be delivered in the general education classroom or in a smaller, resource room setting. Services range from individual, group, and integrated groups. Speech and Language therapy is a related service focused on supporting the student's special education program and academic success.

Occupational Therapy Services

These services provide students with direct instruction in the areas of fine motor skills, sensory integration, activities of daily living, visual perceptual skills, vocational tasks, play skills and leisure skills, as related to fine motor needs that are part of their educational program. These services are provided to students according to their IEP and vary by school.

Physical Therapy Services

These services provide students with direct instruction in the area of motor development, functional mobility and participation in every day routines and activities, as related to gross motor needs that are part of their educational program. These services are provided to students according to their IEP and vary by school.

Counseling/Mental Health Services

Every school has a school psychologist who provides mental health support and services to students. This appears through mandated and as-need individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, and IEP development. School psychologists conduct classroom observations and use data to support behavior plans and various research-based interventions. Additionally, school psychologists are responsible for managing and conducting psychoeducational evaluations to classified students and attend planning and placement team (PPT) meetings for both special education and general education students. The school psychologist works closely with guidance counselors, social workers, teachers, administrators, and SAT/PRT teams to ensure the social and behavioral needs of all students. They offer parent workshops and communicate with outside providers in order to provide consistent, appropriate services to each individualized student.


Hearing Services

GPS provides students with hearing impairment support related to their primary mode of communication. Direct instruction or consultation can be provided by the teacher of the hearing impaired related to listening, speech, and spoken language. These services can be provided to students according to their IEP or 504 plan and vary by school.


Vision Services

These services provide students with direct instruction related to their vision and hearing needs as part of their educational program.

Assistive Technology Services

Greenwich has a district special education instructional coach and an Assistive Technology (AT) liaison at each school as well as the preschool program. These people act as resources to teams to make AT selections, acquisitions, and provide AT training in the use of assistive technology devices. AT is considered at every annual review. Based on a student’s Individualized Education Program, AT is added to the IEP, to support the student's special education program and academic success.



Special Education Coaches

Dr. Fabian Agiurgioaei Boie
School Psychologist-Behavior Coach

Central Office Havemeyer
Fabian_Agiurgioaeiboie@greenwich.k12.ct.us

Lisa Berluti
Behavior Coach
Central Office Havemeyer

Lisa_Berluti@greenwich.k12.ct.us

Carolyn Borcherding
Special Educational Consultant/Coach
Greenwich High School
Carolyn_Borcherding@greenwich/k12/ct.us

Shantal Jackson
Behavior Coach
Central Office Havemeyer
Shantal_Jackson@Greenwich.k12.ct.us

Diane Rasweiler
Special Educational Coach
Central Office Havemeyer
Diane_Rasweiler@Greenwich.k12.ct.us

Julisa Rincon-Tomizawa
Special Educational Coach
Greenwich Private Schools
Central Office Havemeyer
Julisa_Rincon-Tomizawa@Greenwich.k12.ct.us

Sandra Zuccarello
Special Educational Consultant/Coach
Greenwich High School
Sandra_Zuccarello@greenwich.k12.ct.us