Special Education

Roosevelt Middle School is dedicated to providing the highest quality free and appropriate education (FAPE) to every student.  This includes students with special needs, whether they have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a health based 504 plan. Students with IEP’s or 504 plans are granted certain accommodations or modifications that address their particular areas of needs that are utilized in the classroom and during assessments.  These accommodations and modifications are determined and agreed upon by the school’s TEAM members, and are in accordance with district, state, and federal requirements.

There are several models and programs that service special education students according to their IEP’s in the least restrictive environment (LRE) here at Roosevelt Middle School.  They are outlined as follows:

Inclusion: Students with special needs are placed in a Co-Teach classroom with both general education students and students with special needs.  There are two teachers in the classroom, a content area teacher, and a special education teacher. The Co-Teach model classroom is currently available for the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.

Resource Classes: Students with special needs are placed in a small group setting with one special education teacher for the content areas of English Language Arts and/or Mathematics.  A paraprofessional is assigned to the classroom if the appropriate number of students are in the class - one paraprofessional for nine students, two for twelve.

Supportive Academic Program: These are substantially separate classrooms that service students with complex disabilities.  These students may be working on a modified curriculum with extensive accommodations.  Each classroom is supported with a classroom paraprofessional. The teachers are Andrea White (Math), Teri Desrosiers (Reading/Literacy), Kelsey Carreiro (Science/Social Studies) and Lauren Bettencourt (ELA).

ASD Intensive Program: Programming includes services in grades 6th - 8th for students requiring more intensive supports.  Services include, but are not limited to ABA services, para supports, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, sensory integration therapy, academics, life skills training, and social skills.  Extended School Year Services (ESY) are also offered to students in these programs.  Teachers are Tracy Bright (Ext. 32167) and Armand Bermudez (Ext. 32166).

Special Education Facilitator
Christine Olmeda
[email protected]
(508) 941-3170 x32205

Special Education Secretary
Ruthie Papas
[email protected]

(508) 941-3170 x32553

Related Service Providers
Speech and Language: Lilliam Lagasse, SLP, and Jonathan Antoine, SLPA, Ext. 32370
Occupational Therapy: Cheryl Rocha and Julie Couture, Ext. 32321
Physical Therapy: Nicole Niemiec, [email protected]
Adaptive Physical Therapy: Paula Silva, [email protected]
Mobility Specialist: Mariesa Mills, [email protected]
Vision Specialist: Melissa Root, Ext. 32342, [email protected]