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Special Education Placement

GUSD makes programs available to meet the needs of all disabled children. In determining the appropriate program placement for each individual, the Glendale staff is committed to the belief that disabled students should be educated to the maximum extent appropriate with their non-disabled peers.

General Class Accommodation/Modification
The regular class teacher may accommodate and/or modify the educational program to meet the student's needs. These modifications are usually the result of consultations with the parents, school psychologist, a special education teacher, and/or other members of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team.

General Class with Related Services:

  • Speech/Language/Hearing Therapy
    • The speech and  language impaired student has a communication problem involving his/her speaking, hearing, or overall language skills. The district makes available individual or small group therapy for articulation and language development.
  • Adapted Physical Education
    • Adapted Physical Education is an instructional program designed for individuals with exceptional needs. Students may be eligible for this specialized instruction as determined by various assessment instruments. Services are provided by a credentialed Adapted Physical Education Specialist.
  • Itinerant Teacher for the Hearing and Visually Impaired
    • Some hearing impaired and visually impaired students attend regular classes with an itinerant teacher providing support services according to the child's needs as determined in the IEP.​​​​​​​
  • Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI)
    • Special Education teachers provide instruction and services for those students whose needs have been identified in an IEP and who are assigned to the general education classroom for a majority of the school day. The SAI Program may serve students representing a variety of handicapping conditions whose educational needs can be appropriately addressed within this part-time setting.
  • SAI - Self Contained
    • Special classes are situated on general education campuses and are designed to meet the specific educational needs of students with learning, language, emotional, or physical problems. A student placed in one of these self-contained settings may be mainstreamed for one or more general education classes as appropriate. 
  • Special Center/College View School
    • A student may be placed in this setting to meet their unique individualized needs. College View is a separate facility from other GUSD campuses.
  • Non-Public School - NPS
    • When student needs cannot be met through GUSD placement options, students may be directed to specialized schools, facilities and programs outside the District.