District Information Overview Special Education

Office of Special Education

Director of Special Education
Sandra Einsel, Ph.D.
508-543-1645
einsels@foxborough.k12.ma.us

District Wide Team Facilitator
Kim McDowell
508-543-1645 ext. 703
mcdowellk@foxborough.k12.ma.us

District Wide Special Education Services

The following services are available to students ages 3-22 who are found eligible according to the criteria set forth in the MA Special Education Regulations and the Federal Individuals with Disabilities. Education  Act of 2004 (IDEA).

Specialized developmental and academic instruction services are provided from pre-school through high school in one or more of the following areas as deemed appropriate by each individual student’s IEP Team:

  • Readiness skills
  • Reading (decoding, comprehension and/or fluency)
  • Written language
  • Math (calculation and problem solving )
  • Organization and Study Skills
  • Academic Support

The above services are most often provided in a small group, in an inclusion setting (within the classroom environment) and/or outside the classroom environment in a resource room at the elementary level or academic lab setting at the middle and  high school. These services are provided to students who are found eligible for special education and present with a low to moderate level of need.

Related services are provided from  pre-school through high school as deemed appropriate by each student’s IEP Team  in one or more of the following areas:

  • Speech and Language
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Counseling
  • Social Skills development
  • Behavioral Support

The above services are most often provided in a small group, in an inclusion setting and/or outside the classroom as deemed appropriate by each student’s IEP Team.

Staff providing specialized  instruction and  related services in Foxborough are highly qualified and licensed special educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, behavior specialists, physical education teachers, education assistants, and speech and language assistants.