The goal of Guilderland’s educational support programs is to provide appropriate educational opportunities for students with special needs on a continuum of service levels and within the least restrictive environment possible. In addition, we are committed to encouraging the highest level of academic, social, physical and vocational development for every student in the district.
Physical Therapy Website
Physical therapists at Guilderland School District work to assist children with disabilities in improving their overall function to help gain optimal independence in the school setting. Visit our Physical Therapy website.
Speech and Language
Language [reading, writing, listening, gesturing & speaking] is the basis of communication. People with a communication disorder frequently do not perform at grade level. They may struggle with reading, have difficulty understanding and expressing language, misunderstand social cues, avoid attending school, show poor judgment, and have difficulty with tests. Learn about our Speech and Language Department.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
The mission of the Capital Region BOCES Special Education division is to provide meaningful and challenging educational programs within which students with exceptionalities can learn and grow to their maximum potential. Learn about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing services offered by Capital Region BOCES.
Parents should follow the steps listed below in sequential order if their child is having difficulty in school:
- Parent/teacher conferences
- Instructional Support Team (IST)
- Programs and services offered through the IST
- Individual psycho-educational evaluation
- Referral to the Committee on Special Education (CSE)
- Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)