Natrona County School District supports students with learning disabilities

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 9:29 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month.

The Natrona County School District uses a variety of tools and resources to help and accommodate all of their students.

“The accommodations and modifications that are part of an IEP, and that just enables the student to participate with their general-ed peers as much as possible. It’s what we would call inclusion, and that’s probably the biggest support we have for students is just providing those accommodations,” said Norm Cox, Director of Grants for NCSD.

All students receive some support through connections with their peers and teachers.

Some students may need a more help and support than others, that is why the district uses a multi-tiered support system.

The second level in the support system may involve light tutoring or having lessons taught with a different perspective.

A few students may need more intensive support through academic or behavioral interventions.

“My personal favorite thing that we do as part of the special education program is provide support for students to participate in extracurricular activities... We’re not going to deny a student access to participate in the activities that we have,” said Cox.

Every school in the district provides special education services within resource rooms and the class room.

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