Multiple Disabilities Program

Multiple Disabilities, Grades 2-8

This pull-out program for emotional dysregulation is a specialized intervention program designed to support students in grades 2nd through 8th who are struggling with emotional, social, and behavioral challenges such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, high-functioning autism, and other social-emotional and learning disorders. This innovative inclusion program is implemented within a general education setting, providing students with social skills and academic skills assistance to help them succeed in their academic and social environments.

The program is tailored to meet the individualized needs of students, with a strong emphasis on social communication and social skills development. Students receive targeted instruction and interventions to improve their ability to communicate effectively, manage emotions, regulate behavior, and develop positive relationships with peers and teachers. The program is designed to be flexible and adaptable, taking into consideration the unique strengths and challenges of each student. The program includes the expertise of a behavioral specialist and school psychologist who are on-staff to provide additional support and guidance to students, parents, and teachers.

Additionally, differentiated instruction is a key component of the pull-out program for emotional dysregulation. Teachers in the program are trained to differentiate their instruction to meet the diverse needs of students with varying abilities, learning styles, and social-emotional challenges. Instruction is tailored to the individualized needs of each student, taking into consideration their strengths, interests, and areas of growth. This may include modifying instructional materials, adapting teaching strategies, providing additional support or accommodations, and offering opportunities for enrichment or extension based on each student's abilities and progress.

To ensure effective implementation of the program, teacher assistants are available during special periods and inclusion opportunities to provide additional support and guidance to students. They work closely with teachers to implement strategies and interventions outlined in behavior intervention plans, both at a classroom-wide level and on an individualized basis as needed. These plans are developed collaboratively with input from teachers, parents, and the behavioral specialist, and are designed to address specific behaviors and challenges that students may be experiencing.