Department of Defense Education Activity

Smith ES: Special Education

Special Education

Our school has a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate students who are having difficulty in achievement. The team consists of a teacher of the learning impaired (LI), school psychologist, counselor, nurse, and an administrator. Students have the services of the Occupational Therapist and/or Physical Therapist if it is so stated on their Individual Education Program (IEP). Visually Impaired and/or Hearing Impaired teachers can be requested to consult with parents and teachers. Students who arrive with an active IEP will be placed in a program as close to the program they had in the previous school. All students entering from a nonDoDDS school must be reevaluated to see if they meet DoDDS criteria for eligibility.