Our Department

  • Welcome to the Exceptional Children Department

    We have three resource teachers that work with students that qualify for special education.  Gina Pellegrini works with students in grades K-3, Sarada Brwon works with students in grades 3 and 4 and Sonja Nelson works with fifth-grade students.

    Here are some resources for families to support their children.

    LD online

    www.ldonline.org

    LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.


    National Center for Learning Disabilities

    www.ncld.org

    The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the one in five children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.

    Social Thinking

    www.socialthinking.com

    Social Thinking is not a singular tool, but instead is a constellation of concepts, curricula, and related strategies that form a framework that can help all people better understand the social experience and how it can be taught through cognitive behavioral techniques. The strategies were originally created to be used by individuals who were teaching, counseling, or living with a person with social learning challenges. The relevance and effectiveness of them became quickly apparent as equally useful with typically developing students. We all can be helped by learning to be stronger social thinkers!