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Special Education

Special Education Programs

All schools have some special education and related services; however, not all specialized services are available at every school. Riverview West Side School of Excellence offers Early Childhood Special Education and resources for Learning Disability.

The following is a list of specialized services that are available in every elementary, middle and senior high school in SPPS:

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

ECSE services are available for students from birth to the age of 7. Services are provided at home, in community daycare and preschool sites, at Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Head Start, and in SPPS Pre-K classrooms.

Specialized classrooms for students ages 3-5 years old are located in every area within elementary school buildings. For information on special education programs for preschool children, please call 651-744-8094.

Note: Every student who meets state eligibility criteria for special education is entitled to a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004).

For more information about more SPPS programs, visit Special Education Programs.

For more information about the Special Education at Riverview, click on Ms. Stivaliss Licona-Gervich's webpage.

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)
  • Visually Impaired (VI)
  • Classroom support for students with less severe Emotional or Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
  • Speech and languages services
  • Consultation for Other Health Disability/Traumatic Brain Injury/Physical Impairment (special and general education teachers work with district-wide staff to provide appropriate services for individual students)