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Special Education Programs

Programs that we offer:

  • Augmentative/Assistive Technology
    The Lafayette Parish School Board provides assessments and intervention services to all eligible students in need of augmentative communication and/or assistive technology services. Read More...

  • Pupil Appraisals
    This department conducts evaluations of students to determine whether they are exceptional and in need of special education services. Read More...

  • Adapted Physical Therapy
    A.P.E. in Lafayette Parish is designed to provide a specially planned physical education program to exceptional students. Read More...

  • S.E.A.S.
    Our goal is to teach Boy’s Town Social Skills to our students, which will improve their behavior and allow them to return to their home school. Read More...

  • Behavior Disorder
    The term emotional or behavioral disorder means a disability characterized by behavioral or emotional responses so different from appropriate age, cultural, or ethnic norms that they adversely affect performance. Performance includes academic, social, vocational or personal skills.  Read More...

  • Speech & Language Impairment
    Children with communication disorders can experience difficulties in learning and find it hard to establish relationships with others. Communication disorders can develop at any age and many young people have speech or language disorders which can significantly affect their performance in school.  Read More...
  • Severe/Profound Disabilities
    Students who participate in the severe program, which may include Moderate Mental Disability, Severe Mental Disability, Profound Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Autism may participate in regular LEAP assessment but typically participate in LEAP Alternate Assessment (LAA). A student participating in LAA is progressing toward a Certificate of Achievement.
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  • Occupational/Physical Therapy
    Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in the educational system are provided only when it can be documented that the student needs or requires the services to benefit from his/her speech education program.  Read More...

  • Gifted & Talented Program
    The Lafayette Parish Gifted Program offers services to over 1200 students in grades K-12 who have been identified as having special learning needs due to exceptionally high academic skills. To qualify for services in this field of special education, students are referred for testing in reading and math achievement as well as intellectual ability.  Read More...

  • Hearing/Visually Impaired Program