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TPMS has a comprehensive Special Education program which provides academic support for students with special needs.

Resource Specialist Program: The RSP provides support to those students who are able to academically access general education classes with some assistance provided by special education teachers. Students may receive assistance in the primary areas of language arts and math, along with help in organizational skills in our study skills class.

Special Day Class-Non-severely Handicapped: In the SDC-NSH classrooms, students receive small group instruction in math, language arts, social studies, and science. Specialized reading and writing programs are used to enhance student learning. The program also addresses students’ needs in the areas of language, social skills, and independence.

Special Day Class-ASD: In the SDC-ASD classroom, students receive small group instruction in the areas of functional academics, daily living, vocation, and social skills. Students also access general education electives, PE, and all grade level or school-wide activities.

Direct Instructional Services (DIS):
  • Speech and Language: Instruction and remediation in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice, pragmatics, and/or receptive and expressive language. Services are provided using collaborative, push in, and pull out models.
  • Adapted Physical Education: APE provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.
  • Occupational Therapy: OT services that focus on developing functional skills related to sensory-motor integration, coordination of movement, and fine motor skills.