Support for Students with Significant Support Needs (SSN)


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~~“Students with significant support needs are highly diverse learners with extensive needs in the areas of cognition and/or learning, communication, movement and social/emotional abilities. The individual may also have concurrent health, sensory, physical and/or behavioral disabilities.
Students with significant support needs require:
• a wide variety of approaches and supports to demonstrate their knowledge and skills
intensive instruction in literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills in order to acquire and generalize knowledge
• substantial adaptations (modifications and accommodations) and/or ongoing supports in order to access grade level curriculum
• access to assistive technology tools to communicate, learn and demonstrate their knowledge
• progress to be measured by observation, data collection, assessment, and work samples
• individualized levels of support across major life activities in home, school, and community.”

  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
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