There are SO many acronyms in this world of special education! IEP, LRE, FAPE...and those are just the basics! Today we're going to talk about a lesser-known acronym: ESY, which stands for "Extended school year," and it's exactly what its name betrays.
First, some background. What is ESY? Extended school year is the provision of educational services for a student with a disability beyond what's typically provided in a school year. Nearly always, this refers to the provision of services over the summer when the majority of students have their months-long break.
In order to quality for ESY, a student must be eligible for special education services and have a current IEP in place. ESY services are intended for students who fall into one or more of the following categories:
There are lots of "self" skills in the disability world... self-advocacy, self-discipline, and self-determination among others. Today we're going to talk about one of my favorites, and that is self-regulation.
Self-regulation is pretty self-explanatory (sorry, I had to). It's a person's ability to monitor and control themselves behaviorally and emotionally. While it's easy to explain, it is NOT a skill that is easy to develop in kids, and that's especially true of our students with disabilities.
Self-regulation looks like "being in control." Because this can be hard to define in practice, I'll give a few examples of what a LACK of self-regulation can look like:
Now, before we go into...
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