Physical therapy is a related service provided to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education. School physical therapy focuses on a child's ability to move as independently as possible in the school environment. The school physical therapist evaluates the child's ability to move throughout the school and to participate in classroom activities.
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Welcome to the Special Education Team's homepage. The Special Education Team is a part of the Division for Learning Support, which also includes Student Services, Prevention & Wellness; Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; and Wisconsin Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired.
Each spring since 2001, a survey has been sent to teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing requesting information about the students they work with. The information requested on this survey comes from questions often asked of DPI regarding students in the state that are not part of our current data collection system. The survey summary identifies the questions asked and responses received from teachers.
This index lists the most current bulletins first. Some bulletins have been retired because of inaccurate and/or outdated information. As a result, there are gaps in the numbering of the bulletins.
*These bulletins contain information still useful. However, please use caution regarding the legal information as it may have changed with the passage of IDEA 04. When final federal regulations are completed, the special education team will be revising these bulletins to bring them into compliance with statutory changes.
An Advisory Council to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [20 U.S.C. Chapter 33], Sec. 300.652, 300.508(a)(5) and Wisconsin Statutes, Section 15.377(4)
The mission of the Council on Special Education is to promote the education of children with disabilities by providing broad based input to the Department of Public Instruction.
This section asks the district to examine the method, practices, curriculum and materials used in counseling to determine whether all students are being included in the learning process. The district should evaluate whether there are forms of bias or stereotyping present in ability grouping and tracking and counseling strategies.