Special Education Teacher Support Services

What is SETSS?

Special Education Teacher Support Services are designed to:

  • Pre-teach and develop skills.
  • Supplement instruction.
  • Teach strategies.
  • Collaborate with child’s teacher and therapists.
  • Encourage children to explore and experience.
  • Help your child overcome obstacles for their individual success.

The goal is to support classroom progress and achievement. SETSS is designed to promote the individual success of each student. Our providers work in collaboration with general education teachers and parents to maximize the students potential. DOE mandated services are provided in the classroom or at a separate location.

Direct vs. Indirect Services

Special Education Teacher Support Services may be all direct, or a combination of direct and indirect.

Direct Services

Provide specially designed instruction and/or supplementary instruction delivered by a special education teacher through individual and/or small group instruction to provide the student with compensatory skill development and remediation activities. They address the areas of deficit that have been identified for that student and strengthen the student’s cognitive skills. Direct Services are provided to address educational needs directly related to the student’s disability and not to provide additional academic instruction.

Indirect Services

Provide collaborative consultation between the special education teacher and the general education teacher which focuses on adjusting the learning environment and/or modifying and adapting instructional techniques and methods to meet the individual needs of the student in the general education classroom. Agreed-upon strategies are delivered by the special education teacher and/or the general education teacher. This includes collaboration with parents and related service providers. Together we can make the difference in the life of a child.

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Individualized Education Plan for SETSS

The student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP/IESP) prescribes:

  • Long and short term goals
  • Classroom accommodations
  • Mandated session amount
  • Group size
  • Ratio of direct and indirect services
  • Location of services
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Group Sessions

If your child is mandated for group sessions, we will determine an appropriate group based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Functional performance and learning characteristics
  • Social development
  • Physical development and management needs

We have a team of skilled professional NYS certified Special Ed teachers/providers ready to guide your child on the path of positive self-esteem and success. Please contact us to discuss the specific needs of your children.