About Our Special Education Services
pecial Education Services of the Stamford Public Schools is responsible for the supervision of all special education programs including the evaluation and eligibility of students, planning and placement teams, inclusion, early intervention strategies and State and Federal compliance. Special Education Services consults with all building administrators, teachers, and related service providers to support all of our students.
||R. Wayne Holland
||Govt. Center, 5 North
||8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Recognition & Response ("R&R")
Stamford Public Schools uses the Recognition & Response model for support within the regular education curriculum. Recognition & Response is based on an approach called Response to Intervention (RTI) designed for school-age children who are at risk for learning disabilities. RTI emphasizes early intervening rather than waiting until children fail. Teachers use early and intensive interventions in the general education classroom before they refer children with learning difficulties for further assessment and special education services.
A major premise of RTI is that early intervening can prevent academic problems for many students and determine which students actually have learning disabilities versus those whose underachievement can be attributed to other factors, such as inadequate instruction. Because RTI includes an emphasis on the quality of the general education curriculum, this approach offers potential benefits to every student and not just to those who experience some type of learning problem.
The key components of RTI (and R&R) are systematic screening and progress monitoring, the use of multiple tiers of increasingly intense interventions, and a problem-solving process to aid in decision-making. In both approaches (RTI and R&R), there is an emphasis on using interventions that have been found to be effective through scientific research and on linking assessment results to interventions that are specifically tailored to address individual needs.
Please see the information about school based medicaid programs:
Medicaid Family Request
Special Education Opportunities Review Reports click on the links below for additional information
Opportunities Review Report
Audit Review Summary Responses
- CT Laws Relating to the use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Schools:
Updated and Revised Procedural Safeguard Notice