Special Education Services
For the child who is already identified as a student needing special education services, the hospital teacher requests a copy of the home school IEP. Once received, the IEP is reviewed by the teacher and goals are incorporated into the lesson plans. Any needed changes to the IEP are made with parent permission and in collaboration with the child’s home school.
Due to illness or injury, some hospitalized children may experience a change of status that impacts their ability to function in the general education curriculum. With parent permission the Hospital Education Program (HEP) may conduct a comprehensive special education evaluation for the child who is suspected of having a disability. If a child is found eligible for special education and related services, an education team meets with the parent(s) and student, when appropriate, to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for the hospital stay. Home school personnel are invited to participate in eligibility and IEP meetings.
All HEP services are free to children and their families. For additional information, contact (434) 924-2658.