Our Special Ed program is characterized as a mild/moderate program, which means it serves children who have been identified as having mild to moderate special education needs. Dorothy Galvin Fortenberry is the Special Education teacher at Bromwell.
Students are identified for these services through a comprehensive team approach which involves the child’s parent(s), classroom teacher, speech therapist, school psychologist, school nurse and a special education teacher. The school’s occupational therapist and/or physical therapist are also part of this team if there are concerns regarding the child’s fine or gross motor skills.
Once identified, an IEP (Individual Education Plan) is developed based on the child’s needs. The purpose of the plan is to remove barriers to learning. Services may range from consulting with the classroom teacher to direct instruction in the resource room (Room B-5).
Bromwell also has the resources of several itinerant therapists (serving more than one school). These therapists work in the physically disabled program , the mild moderate program, and in some cases, even with children that do not receive other special education services. Rachele Johnson, speech therapist, services children on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Shelby Young, occupational therapist, services children who qualify for services in the area of fine motor on Monday mornings and Wednesdays. Christy Heyse, physical therapist, works with students who have qualified for services for gross motor difficulties and is here on Tuesdays. These therapists have all worked at Bromwell for a number of years now, and they know our school and our students quite well.