Charlotte United Christian Academy - Established 2009.

Charlotte United ESE Program

EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

Special Education Program

The special education program at Charlotte United Christian Academy serves students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities.  Students with disabilities receive the majority of their services and supports within the context of general education classrooms.  Children with autism spectrum disorders are taught using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA is a research-based method proven successful in treating children with language delays, communication disorders, and other developmental disabilities. We have modeled the structure of the services we provide based on a book written by Dr. Deb Leach, who is on staff as a part time ABA consultant. Dr. Deb Leach is currently a professor of special education at Winthrop University, and her book is called Bringing ABA into Your Inclusive Classroom.

Each student in our program has a varying number of meaningful goals in the domains of communication, social interaction, academics, behavior, and independent functioning. The goals are chosen with input from the special education teacher, general education teacher, and parents. Each goal is run in a variety of settings, including one-on-one, group, and inclusive settings. Data is collected on goals, and we work as a team to monitor progress.

 Four levels of services are offered in the Charlotte United Exceptional Student Education program.  Placement is decided upon by the IEP team (special education teacher, general education teacher(s), parents, and student). 



 


General Description of Student Needs


Services and Supports Provided


Gifted and Talented


To be considered for the Gifted and Talented Program at CUCA, a student needs to be formally evaluated and determined eligible through a combination of academic achievement testing, aptitude testing, and teacher recommendation.

 


Pre-assessments for all academic units of instruction in the areas in which the student excels to allow for curriculum compacting, acceleration, and enrichment.  Differentiated instruction that require students to demonstrate depth and complexity of knowledge and skills. Quarterly progress reports.

 


IEP-Tier 1 Consult

 


The student is on or near grade level academically, but requires an IEP for individualized goals and accommodations to address behavioral, social, and/or independent functioning needs.


The special education teacher consults with the general education teacher(s) to provide guidance with IEP implementation and monthly progress monitoring procedures for all IEP goals. 

 


IEP- Tier 2 Collaboration

 


The student is performing below grade level in one or more academic areas and/or requires a reduced student: teacher ratio in order to benefit fully from classroom instruction.  The student requires an IEP for individualized goals and accommodations to address behavioral, social, independent functioning, and/or academic needs.


Daily collaboration between the general education teacher(s) and special education teacher in the classroom through the use of co-planning, co-teaching, and consultation to support the implementation of the IEP, ensure weekly progress monitoring, and to regularly provide accommodations and modifications when delivering the general education curriculum. Small group instruction for many lessons throughout the day.


IEP- Tier 3 Collaboration and 1:1 Instruction


The student is significantly below grade level in one or more academic areas and/or requires intensive communication, social interaction, independent functioning and/or behavioral supports in order to benefit fully from classroom instruction. The student requires an IEP for individualized goals and accommodations to address behavioral, communication, social interaction, independent functioning, and/or academic needs.


Daily collaboration between the general education teacher(s) and special education teacher in the classroom through the use of co-planning, co-teaching, and consultation to support the implementation of the IEP, ensure daily progress monitoring, and to regularly provide accommodations and modifications when delivering the general education curriculum. Small group instruction for many lessons throughout the day. The student also receives 1:1 instruction when necessary to address IEP goals that cannot be integrated into ongoing classroom instruction.

 

 
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