Special Education Services
The Blair-Taylor School District Department of Special Education provides educational support to students with special needs. Programs for all disability areas are available to students in the district. General information may be obtained by calling 608-989-9835. Support is provided to students with disabilities through an Individual Education Plan (IEP) with support in the following areas:
- Speech & Language Impairment
- Emotional/Behavioral Disability
- Specific Learning Disability
- Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy
- Psychological Services
- School Health Services
- Specially Designed Physical Education
- Cognitive Disability
- Homebound Instruction
- Pre-School Screening
- Early Childhood Special Education
- CESA Contracted Services for Low Incidence
- Vision & Hearing Impairment
Students with disabilities not qualifying for special education may be eligible to receive services through a 504-accommodation plan.
Children with suspected disabilities can be referred for an evaluation by contacting the school psychologist.
Our K-6 building offers Student Assistance Team (SAT) intervention to assist students experiencing difficulties in school. This team not only provides guidance to staff in terms of meeting student academic and/or emotional needs, but also helps decide if a student should be referred for a Special Education evaluation. Please contact your child's building principal and/or counselor for more information.
Additional written information and resources will be provided upon request by calling 608-989-9835.
Child Development Day Screening
Each year the Special Education Department, in conjunction with Western Dairyland Head Start and various agencies, conducts pre-school screenings. All children should be screened at least one time prior to kindergarten. Vision and hearing should be checked twice before kindergarten. Child Development Day is held for students and parents to learn about child development and for the child to be screened for potential need areas. Please watch the newspaper for dates. For further information on the pre-school screening process, please contact 608-989-9835.