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Significant Support Needs

Students with significant support needs are highly diverse learners with extensive needs in the areas of cognition and/or learning, communication, movement and social/emotional abilities. The individual may also have concurrent health, sensory, physical and/or behavioral disabilities.

Students with significant support needs require:

  • a wide variety of approaches and supports to demonstrate their knowledge and skills
    intensive instruction in literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills in order to acquire and generalize knowledge
  • substantial adaptations (modifications and accommodations) and/or ongoing supports in order to access grade level curriculum
  • access to assistive technology tools to communicate, learn and demonstrate their knowledge
  • progress to be measured by observation, data collection, assessment, and work samples
  • individualized levels of support across major life activities in home, school, and community.

 

Professional Development

Currently Available SSN Trainings Link

  • Filling Your Behavior Tool Kit!
    (Secondary Level)
    November 30, 2016

Quality Indicators

SSN Quality Indicator Guides and video Link

The Quality Indicators offer guidance to educators and administrators when developing, implementing and evaluating quality programs and services for students with the most significant needs.

Resources

SSN Resources Link

  • Archived SSN Trainings
  • Connect Listserv
  • Extended Evidence Outcomes (EEOs)
  • SSN Advisory Council
  • Teacher's Corner


For more information about Significant Support Needs, contact:

Gina Herrera
Phone: (303) 866-6605

 


 

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