Technical Support Partners
Our team provides consultation services, administrative support, and Special Services assistance, which encompass a range of specialty services for Special Education, Section 504, and MTSS/RtI. The list of services for each area is listed below with a short description of what it entails.
- Interim Special Education Director Staff available as needed
- Interim Special Education Coordinator Staff available as needed
- Special Education support to provide substantial on-site support for specialized instruction and administrative development with fading support as the school year progresses.
- Support with development of documents for compliance purposes.
- Auditing for compliance as required by state and federal guidelines to include MTSS, Sped, 504, and Dyslexia.
- Auditing for the TEA Cyclical Monitor – Desk Review
- Support and assist with state and federal grants and budgeting for Special Programs
- Operating Procedures for Special Services that is editable for the District/Charter’s vision/mission and state/federal guidelines to include protocols and procedures
- Audit (BOY and EOY) of Sped/504 Folders for compliance based on guidelines and requirements by state and federal statutes
- Support and review and assist with development of 504 processes and procedures
- Mentoring and coaching of new special education administrators
- Mediation - trained mediator provided for contentious cases and due process/legal situations
- Facilitating difficult ARD meetings
- Best practices for implementing a facilitated ARD
- Resources, and documents to use when preparing for a facilitated ARD
- Facilitating consensus in ARD meetings
- Facilitating Focus Group Meetings
- Mentoring/Coaching new Special Education Administrators – support provided by special education directors with 20+ years of experience.
- Special education teacher workshops
- Understanding IEPs and 504 plans
- Implementing accommodations in a general education setting
- Instructional modifications vs accommodations
- Behavior Management Toolbox training
- Partnering with Parents
- ADHD vs ED
- High Functioning AU
- Writing Legally Defensible IEPs
- Differences between IEPs and 504 plans
- Mediation techniques for stressful meetings
- Dyslexia as a Section 504 Eligibility vs Dyslexia as a Special Education Eligibility
- Autism Spectrum Disorders and best practices for appropriate programming
- Dyslexia Overview and related disorders
- Developing and implementing a continuum of dyslexia programming
- Continuum of services/placement for high needs special education students
- Interventions for crisis prevention
- Crisis debriefing: What to do after a school tragedy
- Implementing IEP accommodations and modifications with fidelity
- Defensible data collection for IEP goals and objectives
- MTSS/RtI processes
- Implementation of processes and train staff in the use of appropriate research-based interventions for valid progress monitoring
- Identifying research-based interventions appropriate for each case
- Program Review: Tailored to the district’s current needs
Special Education Teacher
Our team of professionals support the special education department with managing a caseload of students. These services include preparation for ARD meetings, facilitation of meetings, compliance of documents, direct services to students, provide general education training and support. The services could be provided in a part time or full time capacity to meet the needs of the school district.
Our paraprofessional team supports the teacher by assisting in the classroom, supervising students outside of the classroom, or provide administrative support for teaching.
Related Services are available for students with disabilities attending public schools who have an individualized educational plan in place. AIM can offer these services by professionals who have worked in schools previously and understand the educational model approach. We have professionals in Texas who are trained to provide services and follow federal and state legal guidelines for school settings.
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Teacher of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (TODHH)
- Teachers for the Visually Impaired (TVI)
- Orientation and Mobility Specialists (O&M)
- Assistive Technology Specialist (AT)
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
- Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)