Regular Class Modification
The regular class teacher may 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.
Regular Class with Related Services
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. These services are provided for the Lawndale Elementary School District by the Southwest SELPA.
Learning Center Program
Educational Specialists provide instruction and services for those students whose needs have been identified in an IEP and who are assigned to the regular classroom for part of the school day. The Learning Center Program may serve students representing a variety of handicapping conditions whose educational needs can be appropriately addressed within this part-time setting.
Special Day Class (SDC)
Key Academic Components
By Design, the Common Core Essential Elements focus on student learning to create comparable expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The Essential Elements use performance terms to describe what students should know and be able to do and provide learning targets for students with significant cognitive challenges. “The Common Core Essential Elements are specific statements of knowledge and skills linked to the grade-level expectations identified in the Common Core State Standards. The purpose of the Essential Elements is to build a bridge from the content in the Common Core State Standards to academic expectations for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities” (Dynamic Learning Maps Consortium, 2013). For more detailed information on the essential elements, please refer to the links below:
Common Core Essential Connectors
Lawndale Early Advantage Preschool (LEAP)
LESD is proud to offer high-quality preschool at Carson Learning Center. This program offers unique curricula especially designed to meet the learning needs of disabled preschool students. We also offer Speech and Language services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, please contact your school of residence.
Our LEAP classrooms also include typical peers or "Peer Partners" to provide modeling. Our State Preschool classes also provide modeling. If you are interested in finding out whether your child would make a good model for communication and behavior, please review the attached flyer and give us a call.