Special Education

Resource Teachers: Crystal DeLoughry, Chrissy Kizer
At Haw Creek we have two special education teachers who provide services for students in grades K-5. A continuum of services reflects students' needs from small group instruction with the resource teacher to inclusion services that take place in the regular classroom setting. Each student is provided with an individual education plan that is developed by th IEP Team. Teachers work closely with classroom teachers to support students' individual academic needs. Teachers and parents can make referrals for an evaluation. The IEP Team determines eligibility/placement decisions and students are served in the least restrictive enviroment. The IEP Team is composed of the regular classroom teacher, a representative of the local education agency, the special education teacher, and the parent. Related services personnel can also be a part of the IEP Team such as the speech therapist, occupational therapist, or physical therapist.
Speech and Language Pathologist:  Kathleen Nelson
The SLP works with students from age 3 through 5th grade to remediate problems with articulation, language, fluency, voice, and pragmatic language that may keep a student from fully accessing the classroom curriculum. She works closely with the classroom teachers, resource teachers, and support personnel to help each student achieve his/her IEP goals.
Occupational Therapy: Anna Koritz
School Psychologist: Richard Blalock
Occupational therapy in the elementary school as related services, works closely with the IEP Team to help students develop their fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, and visual motor skills, so the student can function successfully at school.
Physical Therapist: Julie Voss
Physical Therapists work with pre-school to high school aged children on motor skills that make them safe, allowing them to participate in and have access to their special education program.