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Staff

Name

Position

Email

Helen Blough

Special Education Teacher

Email

Brecklyn Bodkin Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Email
Jamie Griffith Speech Therapist Email

Debbie Price

Special Education Teacher

Email

Jeanine Long

Special Education Teacher

Email

Krystle Yarbrough

Gift and Talented Teacher

Email

Sally Temple

Special Education Teacher

Email

Amanda Lingor

Special Education Teacher

Email

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Special Education Programs

At Elmont Elementary, several Special Education teachers and paraprofessionals serve the Elmont students with special needs. We offer a variety of special education programs for our students including pullout, inclusion, and consultation. The students may receive services for less than 50% of their school day (resource) or more than 50% of the day (self-contained). The program chosen is one that best suits the needs of each individual child.

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Early Childhood Special Education Program

Elmont provides a full-day Early Childhood Special Education program.  Preschoolers who are found to have developmental delays in language, motor, cognitive, self-help, or social skills may qualify for the program.   A Special Education teacher and paraprofessional provide a structured learning environment that emphasizes language development, socialization, readiness skills, and independence.

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Referral Process

Students may be referred to the Child Study Committee by their teachers or parents for learning and/or social difficulties. The Child Study Committee consists of the referring source, special education teachers, the school psychologist, the regular education teacher, and administrators. When referrals are presented at the meeting, the members brainstorm for interventions to use in the classroom. The committee may also decide to proceed with the special education eligibility process. This process may include educational testing, psychological testing, a social history, a medical examination, speech and language screening/testing, a hearing screening, and a classroom observation. A committee comprised of regular and special educators, psychologists, administrators, and parents are involved in making an appropriate decision for each student. Special education students are identified after the eligibility process has been completed.

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Speech/Language Program

The speech/language program at Elmont provides evaluation of children referred for having difficulty in articulation, language, voice, fluency, and hearing. Children are eligible for speech/language services if a problem in one or more of these areas impacts a child educationally. The Speech Therapist provides services as recommended by the IEP Committee. Therapy is provided in the school setting during the school day. Services are geared toward developing children's communication skills to help them achieve academically at school. 

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Gifted and Talented

In Hanover County we provide a program of quality instruction with high expectations for student achievement.  We recognize the importance of the diversity, dignity, and self-worth of an individual and seek to provide an atmosphere where the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth of all students is fostered with a dedication to providing an education that challenges the exceptional abilities of our gifted students.

In Hanover County we believe that learning is a continuous experience.  We have a responsibility to provide each student with the opportunity to realize his/her potential and to develop the skills to fulfill his/her goals in our interdependent society.

In Hanover County Schools, education for the gifted is based on the following principles:

  • Gifted students need opportunities to interact with all students.

  • Gifted students need opportunities to interact with other gifted students.

  • Gifted students need opportunities to pursue their particular interests and to share the results of these pursuits.

If you would like more information, please contact the Assistant Principal, at Elmont Elementary.

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