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What is R.S. Preschool?

The Robert Shearer Special Education Preschool, located on the Gregory Gardens Elementary School campus, serves approximately 150 children with an age range of birth to 5 years.

The Robert Shearer POD was designed and constructed to meet the needs of preschool hearing, speech and language handicapped students.   The design of this facility took into consideration the need for appropriate acoustic characteristics necessary for teaching the hearing impaired.  Three of our other classrooms are located on the Elementary Campus.   These were formerly kindergarten or first grade classrooms and have converted easily into preschool rooms.

The teachers in the preschool provide services to children who have developmental delays, language handicaps, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, and behavioral difficulties.  The children attend classes one to five days a week.  These children and their parents may receive service in a variety of ways, including consultation in the home or preschool, direct service (both individual and group), and within education classes.  Ongoing audiology services, speech services, and adapted physical education, as well as occupational and physical therapy are also provided at this school.

The Preschool Assessment Team is also located on this campus.  This allows for more continuity in follow-up psychological consultation to the teachers and parents when necessary.  Since the Preschool Assessment Team is always involved in the initial assessment and placement of the children, the follow-up services can be both efficient and helpful.