Developmental Skills – NYSAA (Grades K-8)

Level: Elementary and Middle School (center or district-based programs)
Recommended Ratio: Elementary (Grades K-5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8) 6:1:2

This program is designed for students:

  • with significant cognitive delays.
  • who also have multiple disabilities with delays in speech and language, motor development, and social emotional development.
  • who are eligible for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA).
  • who demonstrate mild to moderate difficulty in self-regulation and behavior management.
  • who demonstrate difficulty and significant delays in self-care and daily living skills.
  • who have significant difficulty generalizing skills from one setting to another.

Related services are provided in supports to school personnel on behalf of the student to accomplish several things:

  • to assess the student more diagnostically in the classroom;
  • train all staff in the classroom intensely on the student’s needs;
  • determine the appropriate level of related services the student will need after this assessment and training period.