School-Based Interventions : Specialized Instruction

Detailed Definition of Specialized Instruction

An adaptation of instructional level, content, or performance criteria (for example, grading based on different requirements).
Specialized instruction is usually delivered by specialized staff (such as a counselor, special education teacher, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or physical therapist).

This is instruction not normally available to students in the general education program, but instead is specifically designed for students with a disability. Specialized instruction is sometimes provided informally to students who do not qualify for “special education” (for example, a counseling group on peer communication that includes students who do not have special needs in this skill area).

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