Specific Learning Disabilities
There are over 11,000 students identified as having a Specific Learning Disability in the Broward County Public Schools. This is approximately 32% of the ESE student population. Most of these students attend their home boundaried school and follow the Florida State Standards. These students spend all or the majority of their school day in general education classrooms. Supports are provided, based on student need, in the general education classroom and/or student may be removed from their non-disabled peers to an ESE environment for additional specialized instruction. School based ESE Support Facilitators collaborate with teachers and other staff and work directly with students, as determined by the student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
Support to Schools: Curriculum and instructional support is provided to all schools. We also assist schools with proper scheduling of their students with disabilities. Monitoring the workload/caseload of identified school staff is done on a continual basis. We are also responsible for assisting schools with the proper implementation of accommodations identified on student IEPs. Communicating and collaborating with school administrators, school staff, and families is ongoing as well as providing professional development to school staff working with our students with disabilities.