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    Who will coordinate and administer my student’s IEP?

    Case managers coordinate IEP service delivery. They are certificated special education teachers, with additional experience and ongoing professional development in one of the service areas listed below. They facilitate IEP meetings, the IEP and lead a team-based approach to delivery of services.

    Service Areas

    Preschool Services

    Seattle Public Schools (SPS) provides services for qualified students age 3-5. Certificated special education teachers, with training for early childhood special education, are delivery case managers.

    Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

    Seattle Public Schools provides services for qualified students age 3-21. Certificated special education teachers, with training for deaf and hard of hearing special education, are delivery case managers.

    Blind and Visually Impaired Services

    Seattle Public Schools provides services for qualified students age 3-21. Certificated special education teachers, with training for blind and visually impaired special education, are delivery case managers.

    Medically Fragile Services

    Seattle Public Schools provides services for qualified students age 3-21. Certificated special education teachers, with training in intensive support for medical care needs, are delivery case managers.

    SPS Continuum ApproachServices

    Seattle Public Schools provides services for qualified students age 5-21. Certificated special education teachers, in one of five specialized areas of instruction, or SPS Primary Placements, are delivery case managers. The five case manager specialties are Resource, Access, Social/Emotional, Focus and Distinct.

    Resource case managers

    Specialize in providing specially designed instruction to students with mild to moderate intensity in their special education instructional needs.

    Access case managers

    Specialize in providing specially designed instruction to students with more intensive academic and functional special education needs who spend the majority of their instructional time in the general education setting.

    Social/Emotional case managers

    Specialize in providing specially designed instruction to support the development of a students social emotional skills, function and understanding.

    Focus case managers

    Specialize in providing specially designed instruction to support participation in the general education curriculum in a small group learning setting.

    Distinct case managers

    Specialize in providing specially designed instruction in areas that differ significantly from general education. These may include academic, communication, life and functional skills.

    18-21 Transition Services

    Seattle Public Schools provides services for qualified students age 18-21. Certificated special education teachers, with training for intensive functional special education services, are delivery case managers.

    Service Delivery Matrix

    2016–17 School Year SPED Services Matrix

    Service Areas Preschool Elementary Middle School High School Transition
    Preschool
    Deaf & Hard of Hearing
    Blind & Vision Impaired
    Medically Fragile
    CA - Resource*
    CA - Access*
    Access (SM4)**
    CA - Focus*
    SM2**
    CA - Social & Emotional*
    CA - Distinct*
    Distinct (SM4)**
    18–21 Transition

    * CA designates an SPS Continuum Approach Primary Placement.

    ** Some students will maintain their old service designation until they have a natural change in school assignment. This is to minimize student disruption.


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