Instructional and Related Services


  • Instructional and Related Service are provided by specialists district-wide and are not designated to any campus and can be reached at 210-989-5255. 

     

    Adaptive Physical Education Teacher
    Assist Instructional staff in the attainment of the district goals in adaptive physical education based on the physical and motor capabilities and limitations of students with disabilities.

     

    Elementary Behavior Interventionists

    Provides consultation, coaching, one-to-one and group presentations, and classroom support, instructional and behavioral strategies for regular education teachers, special education teachers and others providing instructional services.


    Homebound Coordinator, Kari Espinoza

    210-989-4471

    Provides direct instruction to the student at his/her home or other site as specified by the ARD committee. These services generally include four hours of direct instruction weekly. Homebound services are designed for chronically ill students who are expected to be confined for any period of time totaling at least four weeks throughout the school year, as documented by a physician.

    Occupational Therapist
    Provides Occupational therapy to enhance the educational programs of handicapped students as determined by the decision of the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee.

    Parent Trainer / In Home Trainer,

    Promotes the transfer of learned skills and behaviors of autistic students from the school to the home environment. Trains the parents of autistic children to assist and manage their child’s behaviors and learned skills as identified by the ARD Committee, and specified in the child’s IEP goals and objectives.

    Physical Therapist: 
    Provides physical therapy to enhance the educational programs of handicapped students as determined by the decision of the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee.

     

    Speech Facilitator

    Goal: To facilitate the delivery of Speech Therapy services to enhance the educational programs of Speech Impaired students as determined by the decision of the Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee.

    Certified Teacher of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 

    Provides Direct, monitoring/consultative itinerant services for children, ages 0 to 21, who have an identified auditory impairment which adversely affects their performance in the classroom, or can expect to adversely affect their performance in the classroom.

    Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments

    210-989-5255
    Provides direct and/or consultative special education services relating to vision loss. Services for infants (through ECI) may be provided in the infants' homes or child care settings. The students range in age from birth through 21 and may have only a visual impairment or additional disabilities. The cognitive levels of the students range from severely impaired to gifted and talented.

    Transition Facilitator: Gerald Gawlik

    210-989-4458, gerald.gawlik@myhisd.net
    Transition program serves parents, families and educators by offering resources on federal and state guidelines for transition services. The Transition Facilitator meets with families and community agencies in achieving student success as the students move towards high school graduation and beyond. Services include transition planning, Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, transition assessments, post-secondary goals, self-determination, state and local agencies.