HOUSTON - July 24, 2012 - Students with disabilities, ages three to five, are offered a range of services through Spring ISD’s Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD). These services consist of walk-on speech therapy, Language Enrichment and Acquisition for Preschoolers (LEAP) group therapy, self-contained classroom instruction and prekindergarten (PreK) blended classroom instruction.
Students receiving LEAP services attend a specific campus two times per week for two hours per session. Instruction is language-based and is delivered by a certified speech and language pathologist and a certified special education teacher.
The PPCD self-contained classroom is designed for students who may not be quite ready for an all-inclusion program and need more one-on-one or small-group intervention. These students attend school five days per week for three hours, and instruction is delivered by a certified PPCD teacher. These students also receive inclusion in the general education PreK classroom.
Students in the PreK blended classroom receive services at school five days per week for three hours. The blended classroom is embedded into a general education PreK classroom with a PreK teacher and a PPCD teacher delivering instruction.
The services are free to children who qualify based on the results of a screening and evaluation process; they must meet eligibility criteria as a student in need of special education services.
Parents who have questions or concerns regarding their preschool-aged child’s development and would like a screening for special education services may contact Tameka Justice, PPCD coordinator, at 281-891-8290 for more information.