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Now that my child is eligible for ESE as a Student with a Disability (SWD) what does this mean educationally for my child?

Parents and guardians may ask "What is special about special education?"  The answer is Specially Designed Instruction which means that your child will have changes in the content, delivery or methodology of instruction.  The levels of services that are avaialble to your child is referred to as a continuum of services.  Within the school setting, the continuum may be as little as consultation (i.e., an ESE teacher meting with your child's general education teacher to discuss strategies) or as much as a separate class ESE placement throughout the day,  or a  combination of supports based on your child's specific needs.  In rare cases, students may receive hospital/homebound services, if the need and eligibility criteria exist.  The decision of what services are best for your child is made by the IEP team based on data and needs of your child with services provided in the least restrictive environment to meet your child's needs.

  • Specially designed instruction- link to MTSS What's Special About Special Education
  • Information about Access Points/Florida Standards Alternate Assessment
  • Programs and continuum- Link to Continuum narrative and charts from ESE Handbook


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