Special Education

In keeping with the Albion Central School District's commitment to challenging all children to reach their maximum potential, a variety of special education programs are offered to meet the individual needs of our students.  It is the expectation of the District that the Committee on Special Education (CSE) offers the most appropriate program for each identified child within the least restrictive learning environment.  For students who are determined eligible, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed by the child's educational team to address his or her unique learning needs.

You may contact the following individuals for information regarding the Special Education Process:

  • CPSE Chairperson- Jessica Beal (585) 589-2057

  • CSE Chairperson- Jessica Beal (585) 589-2057

  • High School Psychologist: Eric Christiansen (585) 589-2044

  • Middle School Psychologist: Patrick Brawn (585) 589-2024

  • Elementary School Psychologist:  Betsy Martel (585) 589-2034

A Copy of "A Parent's Guide to Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21" may be obtained by contacting the Albion Special Education Office at (585) 589-2057 or online at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide.htm (English and Spanish available)

Click here to review the New York State Education Department Procedural Safeguards Notice.

For more information regarding Albion Central School District's comprehensive evaluation procedures for school aged and children 3-5 years old - CSE Evaluation Procedures.

Comprehensive Evaluation Procedure for  School Aged Children (CSE)

Assessments Used in Evaluation Component

One or more of the following may be administered depending on area of concern(s) or delay(s).

Cognitive:

  • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

  • Test of Nonverbal Intelligence

  • Differential Ability Scale

  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence

  • Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence

  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability

  • Tests of Cognitive Abilities

Achievement:

  • Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement

  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

  • Bracken Basic Concepts Scale

Perception, Memory, and Visual Motor:

  • Test of Visual-Perceptual Skills, Revised

  • The Development Test of Visual Motor Integration

  • Motor-Free Visual Perception

Gross Motor:

  • Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency

  • Peabody Developmental Motor Scales

Speech, Language, and Hearing:

  • Phonological Awareness Test

  • Arizona Articulation Proficiency Scale

  • Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test

  • Test of Language Development - Primary

  • Test of Language Development - Intermedite

  • Receptive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test

  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals

  • Test of Early Language Development

  • Stuttering Severity Instrument for Children and Adults

  • Test of Word Knowledge

  • Test of Auditory Processing Skills

  • Test of Information Processing Skills

  • Clinical Assessment of Articulation and Phonology

  • Test of Pragmatic Language

  • Comprehensive Assessment of Speech and Language

  • The Listening Comprehension Test - Adolescent

  • Executive Functions Test - Elementary

  • Test of Problem Solving - Elementary

  • Test of Problem Solving - Adolescent

  • Voice Assessment Protocol

  • Preschool Language Scale

  • Differential Screening Test for Processing

  • Test of Expressive Language

  • Test of Auditory Comprehension of Language

Social/Emotional:

  • Piers Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale

  • Adaptive Behavior Inventory (ABI)

  • Children's Depression Inventory (CDI)

  • Conners Teacher Rating Scale (CTRS-R)

  • Conners Parent Rating Scale (CPRS-R)

  • Conners Self Rating Scale

  • Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC)

  • Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS)

  • Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS)

Descriptions of the tests are available upon request.  Please contact 589-2057 for additional information.