Essential resources for understanding the world of special education in Howard County and beyond.

What is Extended School Year (ESY)?

Extended School Year (ESY) is the continuation of certain Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals related to critical life skills beyond the regular school year. ESY services will vary in intensity, location, inclusion of related services, and length of time, depending upon the student’s needs. Some examples of ESY services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, and…

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Let’s Talk Data—Importance of Data Collection

It’s the start of a new school year. A time of expectations and anxiety for both students and parents. Parents and teachers have met about IEP goals and objectives, placement, class schedules, and the like. New supplies have been purchased and we’re ready to go! But how will we know our students are making progress…

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