ok I have a question regarding schools and special ed teachers. In my son's district there are7 elementary schools each one has at least 1 special ed teacher and one speech therapist. However his school has NO special Ed teacher listed on the directory?? Also the person who the school told me is their OT is only listed as a "teacher" in the directory and I've be told that she covers 5 elementary schools and one other school, yet I don't see her name listed ANYWHERE on any… read more
yes, not to mention record of when they had sessions with your child. I go Tue to see my daughter's OT just to compare my records to theirs and handle the discrepancies between them.
My son's special ed teacher change every few months, they are not from his school, but from the district. And I only meet 2 persons said that they was OT and speech therapist once on his IEP yearly evaluation , never seen them at his classroom or at school. They said they come my son school 30min /per week. And there are 7 kids in my son's class have IEP. So I don't think my son get much of the special ed.
we also have 7 elementaries and our OT stretches over at least 3 that I know of. as far as the Sp. ed. teacher, in our district they are listed as "inclusion" teachers. also, if you can access your board of education's meeting minutes, they usually list a large variety of school employees with whatever decisions were made. that is how I learned of the inclusion teacher. hope this helps!
The credentials you have the right to see include the state licensures and certifications, the teacher's college degrees, professional association memberships, and record of attended trainings.
Often, the staff doing directories is clueless regarding the actual roles of staff, and are just doing their best guess.
It is your legal right to see credentials of any person working with your child. Ask your site principal to see the licensures, endorsements, and certifications of the people working with your child.