How to Read the Service Delivery Grid on your IEP, Type of Personnel
We can tell something about the type of classroom or setting by looking at the Type of Personnel. This tells us who will be delivering the services to your child.
(I apologize for the blurriness of the image. I thought I had conquered the blurry images, but they have returned.)
The first service provider on this list is a pair made of a general educator and special educator. The pair is under the B grid, which, as you remember from my previous post, means the service happens in a general education classroom. This pair is teaching in an “inclusion” classroom. The class has students from both general education and special education programs. The special educator may co-teach the class, the special educator may pull certain students to smaller groups within the class, or s/he may support students as needed during the class, going from student to student. In any case, the general educator and special educator are both working to meet that goal of the student.
Then we move to the C grid. You remember that the C grid means services that happen outside the general education setting. The first item on this list shows a class with a special educator only. This might be a study class or a small academic class.
Notice that the last item on this list is a pair of a special educator and educational support personnel. This is a class that is led by a special educator with another assistant in the room.
It is possible that the class with only the special educator DOES have an assistant in the room, like the last class on this list. The difference is that the last class is required to have an assistant, according to this IEP.
You also see that the child has a meeting with an occupational therapist. All kinds of providers can be listed here: speech, counseling, literacy, behavior, etc.
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