The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services provides leadership, accountability, technical assistance, and resource management to local school systems, public agencies, and stakeholders through a seamless, comprehensive system of coordinated services to children and students with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families. Under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 (the EPSEN Act) each child assessed with a special educational need should have a personal education plan. This will have to be reviewed within a short span of time to be sure the child receives appropriate support services.
Impairment in communication can negatively affect a child with autism’s education, and should be addressed, possibly by direct services from a Speech Language Pathologist. And others might need to attend a different school that specializes in teaching kids with learning disabilities.
In this program each children will have a special program called IEP (Individualized Education Program), these program is tailored based on the needs of every children. The number of special education teachers allocation to a school is determined by the size of the school and its educational profile.
The graduates will not only become kindergarten teachers but also professional teaching personnel in early childhood schools as a new type of kindergarten. These programs must also meet Pennsylvania Department of Education guidelines and standards for teaching and administrative certification.
The school should have on its staff teachers who have had some training in how to differentiate their methodology and curriculum for children with special needs. Emphasis is placed on educating all students in their neighborhood schools to the maximum extent appropriate.