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The Special Education Team at Fireside Elementary School serves students identified with exceptional needs. Their needs may range from mild to moderate in severity. Special Education at Fireside Elementary is a service that is designed to meet students' needs in their least restrictive environment (LRE). All students identified for special education services are expected to meet the same standards as their typical peers with the allowable accommodations, modifications, and supports designated. Typically, services are provided in content areas, such as Reading, Written language and Mathematics. Students may be eligible to receive related services such as (Speech-Language, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy). Depending on individual student needs and if indicated on the student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP), some students may be able to access the Learning Resource Classroom (LRC), outside of the general education classroom. Special Education services and supports can also be delivered in the general education setting. The IEP is a document that can be collaborated on by the IEP team (Parent/Student/Intervention Specialist/ School Psychologist/ Related Service Providers/School Administrator/Outside Professionals), which highlights the strengths and needs of a student as well as providing the area/s of concern, type of services, amount of time for services and goals/objectives to be implemented. We, at Fireside Elementary believe all children can learn and be successful. We also recognize the individual learning styles of students and respect and support their differences.