SEIT Services at Home

What SEIT and what SEIT services are available?   Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services provide help to children from a special education teacher in a natural setting, such as a nursery school, summer camp or the child’s home. Serving children and families.  SEIT services are provided by a certified special education teacher who: Implements the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), Collaborates with nursery school directors and teachers to meet the child’s needs, Coordinates the child’s educational goals with other providers and therapists, Participates in Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) meetings, Provides opportunities for parents to partner in their child’s education.  Children ages 3-5 years, who are classified by their school district’s CPSE (Committee on Pre-school Special Education), are assigned SEIT services. Receiving SEIT at home is critical if you want to receive this service when your child is entering Kindergarten.  It switches from SEIT to SETSS.   This is the Gold Rule:   Your children should receive at least 5-10 hours of SEIT at home before entering Kindergarten.  When you have transfer from pre-school to Kindergarten the CSE will take away your SEIT services when your child enters Kindergarten.    If your child is receiving SEIT you need to file a Due Process Complaint with a Pendency Motion.  A Pendency Motion is a motion requesting the services continue until you receive a decision on the case.   Remember your child must receive SEIT’s in pre-school to file pendency services.  If you file a pendency motion then your school district will settle. SEIT services is worth about $125 per hour.  So if your child is receiving 10 hours of SEIT its worth over $40,000 dollars.  Remember the District will take away your home based SEIT when setting up the program for Kindergarten.       Your child may receive SEIT by a special education teacher trained in ABA.  Most agencies have BCBA’s on staff. ABA Techniques and Philosophy * The instructor uses a variety of behavior analytic procedures, some of which are directed by the instructor and others initiated by the learner. * Parents and/or other family members and caregivers receive training so they can support learning and skill practice throughout the day. * The learner’s day is structured to provide many opportunities – both planned and naturally occurring – to acquire and practice skills in both structured and unstructured situations. * The learner receives an abundance of positive reinforcement for demonstrating useful skills and socially appropriate behaviors. The emphasis is on positive social interactions and enjoyable learning.

Wayne Rock

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