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Our Programs

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program

A certified teachers and an interpreter provide consultation, direct instruction in language and auditory training, use and care of adaptive equipment and adapted materials, to prepare students to be literate, independent, functioning members of society. The Auditory Impaired program is housed at Starkey Elementary School and all KISD secondary campuses.

Behavior Intervention Program (BIP)

The BIP program is designed for students who have significant emotional problems that require constant supervision and cueing of the behavior as well as intensive teaching of social skills. BIP students are served in a combination of general education and special education classrooms depending on the level of support required for the student. The BIP programs are housed on the following campuses: Tally Elementary School, BT Wilson 6th Grade School, Hal Peterson Middle School and Tivy High School.

Inclusion Program

The KISD Inclusion program is designed to educate each child, to the maximum extent appropriate, in the school and classroom he or she would otherwise attend. It involves bringing the support services to the child (rather than moving the child to the services) and requires only that the child will benefit from being in the class (rather than having to keep up with the other students). Classroom teachers and special education staff provide appropriate services, modify general curriculum and provide instruction accommodations to ensure student success in the general education classroom. The Inclusion Program is provided at all KISD campuses. 

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

ECSE is designed to provide instruction to students age 3-5 who are in need of special education services. The services maybe provided in a general education pre-kinder, a general education headstart classroom, a self-contained classroom at the Early Childhood center or a general education kinder classroom. The student's goals and objectives in their IEP help determine which setting can best meet their needs.

Related Services Programs

Related services are services that are required in order for the student to benefit from instruction. They are added on to the services already provided in special education. Related services include but are not limited to: transportation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, health services, and psychological services. The related service provider determines the need for the service and then piggybacks on to the IEP goals that require the service in order for the student to benefit from instruction. For example: The occupational therapist assists with a fine motor objective in the IEP by providing exercises for the student to increase fine motor skills.

Resource Program

The Resource Program is designed to pull students from their general education setting to work on academic areas such as reading, writing and math. This pull out takes the place of instruction in the general education class for the particular subject being taught. For example, if a student receives reading in through a resource program, he/she is probably not receiving reading in the general education setting although there are instances where instruction is provided in both settings. The Resource Program is designed to work with students who fall below grade level and need intensive teaching in a smaller group to learn. All campuses may have resource programs (determined by student needs).

Speech Therapy Services

Speech therapy services can be provided in a general education setting or a pull-out setting. Generally, if the student in able to have his/her IEP goals met in the general education setting then this is where the services would occur. Occasionally, when a student requires a smaller, quieter setting, pull- out services may be necessary. All campuses have a speech therapist or a speech therapist assistant who provides services to students.

Visually Impaired Program

KISD has a full time certified teacher of the visually impaired. She provides instruction to meet the visual impairment needs which are the direct result of vision loss such as communication need, social/emotional skills, daily living/independence skills, visual efficiency/optical devices, adaptive devices/technology, and career/technology planning. The visually impaired program is available on all KISD campuses.