The South Brunswick Special Education Department provides a full continuum of instructional academic options for students with unique learning needs who have been determined to be eligible for Special Education Services by the child study team.
The continuum of Special Education Programs is described below.
Study Skills Program: The Study Skills program provides direct and indirect academic support to students. This program exposes students to instruction in a variety of learning and study strategies, as well as provides them with academic support. Through this course students also explore post high school options, assistive technology, and self advocacy skills.
Resource Center: This program offers flexible, drop-in academic support for students who are able to benefit from a more independent support option. Students come out of their Help and Access Period (HAP) to receive supplemental instruction, applied learning skills, study and organizational assistance from a special education teacher. Assistance with post high school planning is also available through this program.
Resource Center Instruction: Small group instruction in core academic subjects. These course offerings are listed under the content area in the Program of Studies booklet and include:
- English I, II, III, & IV
- Applied Math, Pre-Algebra, Basic Geometry, Transitional Skills Math
- Physical & Earth Science , General Biology, Environmental Science
- Government and Economics, US History, Global Studies
- Adaptive Physical Education
- Spanish I, II
Wilson Reading: The Wilson Reading Program directly and systematically teaches students how to fluently and accurately decode and encode in an interactive and multi sensory manner.
Life Skills Program: This offering is available for students with developmental disabilities who require a supervised learning environment. While instruction is provided in academic areas, the major focus of the Life Skills program is on the development of functional communication, daily living and vocational skills. Individualized academic instruction takes place in small groups, following principles of Applied Behavior Analysis when appropriate. Students learn vocational skills through classroom jobs, in-school and district work study, community job sampling and part time employment. Students participate in mainstream electives including:
- Computer Applications
- Black & White Photography
- Kids, Kids, Kids
- Art I
|Functional Language Arts and Math||Life Skills Foods||Healthy and Safe Living|
|Vocational Skills||Independent Living||Adaptive Physical Education|
|Job Readiness||Life Skills Art||Leisure Skills|