Developmental Skills – Regular Assessment

Level: Elementary, Middle School and High School (district or center based programs)
Recommended Ratio: Elementary and Middle School 8:1:2; High School 12:1:2

This program is designed for students:

  • with cognitive delays who also have delays in speech and language skills and social emotional development.
  • who may have physical impairment, health impairments or anxiety issues.
  • who may also demonstrate difficulty in self-regulation and behavior management.
  • who may demonstrate delays in self-care and daily living skills.
  • who may need speech therapy, OT, PT and/or our counseling service that are integrated into the classroom.
  • who may struggle with reading and/or writing and require Explicit Systematic Instruction in reading, writing and math.

Students in this program will access some of their classes in a mainstream setting. Students may be in a self-contained classroom in a public school if mainstreaming in general education is not appropriate.

Students will most likely be eligible for the New York State Regular Assessments (NYSAA), Regents or local diploma and/or CDOS Credential.

Student Eligibility

Children are placed in BOCES special education programs at the direction of their local school district’s Committee on Special Education (CSE). CSE Teams, including the district CSE Chair, classroom teacher, parents, and service providers collaborate to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for any student identified as requiring special education services. Contact your local school district’s CSE Chair for more information.

Learn more about our Special Education programs

Caralee Kardash, Director of Special Education
Phone: 518-464-6310
caralee.kardash@neric.org