Department of Defense Education Activity

Special Education

Special Ed Information

SPED Curriculum

Special Education Services


RMS has a Case Study Committee (CSC) in order to implement DoDEA compliance with Public Law 94142 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PL 101476). The CSC refers to a multidisciplinary team of special educators, speech and language therapists, regular educators, related services personnel (counselors, nurse, and school psychologist), administrators, and parents (when appropriate). The CSC meets to consider referrals, plan and conduct assessments, determine eligibility, and develop programs for students who may need special education and related services. The core of CSC personnel is those responsible for a variety of activities involved with the effective functioning of the special education program.

  • Students who are eligible for an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be provided with the special education and related services required for maximizing education success.
  • Special Education services provide for academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of students requiring specialized instruction. Teachers, parents, counselors, and community agencies may make referrals to special education.
  • Whenever appropriate, students receive instruction in the regular education classrooms (inclusion) or within specialized classes (resource classes).
  • Special education instructors provide support as co-teachers in these classes. Teachers implement modifications based on each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Special Education Learning Strategies

This course is specific to Special Education and helps the students to be successful in his/her regular classes. Students learn organizational and reference skills, maintain a daily assignment notebook, and receive assistance with their regular classroom assignments. Moderate to Severe Learning Impaired Program students also learn independent living skills.

Child Find

Child Find is the ongoing process used by DoDEA and the Medically Related Services Department of the Armed Forces to seek, and with consent of parents, identify individuals (from birth to age 21, inclusive), who are eligible to receive special education and related services (speech/language, learning, physical, emotional). Child Find activities include the dissemination of information to the public as well as screening, referral, and identification procedures. All referrals are confidential and anyone who has an educational concern about a child should contact the RMS guidance counselors.