Special Education in Texas Schools covers more than just students with learning disabilities. Dayton Independent School District Special Education Director Trudie Dewey, a guest on the kshn.com Party Line Program Wednesday, gives an example of a student who does not have a learning disability but might be included in the Special Education Program.
Speech and Comprehension Ms. Dewey says each year, a Special Education student has an Admission, Review, and Dismissal or ARD meeting. From that meeting, an education plan is created for that specific student. Ms. Dewey says Dayton Schools presently has around 600 Special Education Students, all with different needs. She says the goal of the program is more than just getting the student through school. Trudie Dewey says it is about giving a student life and social skills to help them when they graduate.