Welcome to Seymour Public School's Pupil Services Department. This department includes related services provided by School Counselors, School Psychologists, and Speech Language Pathologists, as well as special education services for those students who qualify. Services are provided to students throughout a continuum, including special education supports within the regular classroom, team taught classes by both a regular education and special education teacher, pull-out services for more intense skill development, and classes in a resource room setting.
Special education eligibility is determined by a Planning and Placement Team (PPT), which is comprised of both school-based professionals and the parents. In order to qualify for special education services, a child must have a disability recognized by federal law. For those students who are eligible for special education services, a plan called an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed to document the types of supports and services that a student will receive.
Supports and services provided by the Seymour Public Schools may include the following staff members:
School counseling programs are collaborative efforts benefiting students, parents, teachers, administrators and the overall community. School counseling programs are an integral part of students' daily educational environment, and school counselors are partners in student achievement.
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
Speech Language Pathologists
Speech Language Pathologists who work in a school setting evaluate and treat school-aged children with communication needs that adversely impact their educational performance. Communication difficulties can include deficits in speech production (articulation/phonology), language learning/literacy, fluency, and social skills (pragmatics).
Special Education Services
The Seymour Board of Education is responsible for, and committed to, providing a free, appropriate public education for all students, including students with disabilities from ages three to twenty-one in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). This means students with disabilities are educated with students who are nondisabled in their home schools to the greatest extent possible. The extent of services is based upon individual student need as determined by a multidisciplinary team.
The Seymour Public Schools is dedicated to meeting the needs of all children. We believe that students with disabilities should be educated in their Least Restrictive Environment. We also believe that a continuum of placement options must be available to meet the unique and individual needs of students.
We encourage and welcome a strong school and home partnership to work together for best meeting the needs of your child and our student.