PPCD Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
Program Purpose <ul><li>PPCD serve students aged 3 to 5 with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>It is an early intervention pr...
Qualifying Disabilities in Texas under IDEA <ul><li>Auditory impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Autism </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf/bl...
Types of PPCD Programs <ul><li>Students are to receive a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environme...
Benefits of PPCD <ul><li>Inclusionary programs foster social interactions and behavioral modeling for both typically devel...
A PPCD Classroom <ul><li>To the extent possible, children with disabilities are placed in the same setting as typically de...
Student Qualifications <ul><li>Students may begin a PPCD program on their 3 rd  birthday </li></ul><ul><li>In order to par...
How does a child get in a PPCD program? <ul><li>Anyone associated with the care of a child may recommend them for PPCD ser...
Instructional Requirements <ul><li>Aligns with PK/K TEKS </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of an IEP (Individual Education Plan) ...
Instructional Methods <ul><li>Accommodations -  (alternative ways of learning or showing progress) </li></ul><ul><li>Modif...
Role of the PPCD Teacher <ul><li>Implements the IEP </li></ul><ul><li>Follows the BIP (behavior intervention plan) </li></...
Role of the ARD Committee <ul><li>Create an IEP for each student </li></ul><ul><li>Create a BIP for each student who demon...
Opportunities for PPCD Students <ul><li>Progress in the general education curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in ex...
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  1. 1. PPCD Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
  2. 2. Program Purpose <ul><li>PPCD serve students aged 3 to 5 with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>It is an early intervention program to help students reach their full potential </li></ul><ul><li>PPCD’s are authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Qualifying Disabilities in Texas under IDEA <ul><li>Auditory impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Autism </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf/blindness </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional disturbance </li></ul><ul><li>Mental retardation </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Orthopedic impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Other health impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Learning disability </li></ul><ul><li>Speech impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Traumatic brain injury </li></ul><ul><li>Visual impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Non-categorical </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of PPCD Programs <ul><li>Students are to receive a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. In order to do this, two types of programs have been established… </li></ul><ul><li>Self-contained and </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusionary </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits of PPCD <ul><li>Inclusionary programs foster social interactions and behavioral modeling for both typically developing students and the disabled students </li></ul><ul><li>Self-contained programs provide a supportive environment and a low teacher/student ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Early intervention for some disabilities may alleviate the necessity of continuing special education </li></ul>
  6. 6. A PPCD Classroom <ul><li>To the extent possible, children with disabilities are placed in the same setting as typically developing peers </li></ul><ul><li>Includes high expectations for all children </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a language rich environment </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes play that encourages social interaction and modeling </li></ul>
  7. 7. Student Qualifications <ul><li>Students may begin a PPCD program on their 3 rd birthday </li></ul><ul><li>In order to participate in a PPCD program a child must have a disability and require special education services in order to benefit from education </li></ul><ul><li>Students exit the PPCD program when they enter Kindergarten or when special education services are no longer necessary </li></ul>
  8. 8. How does a child get in a PPCD program? <ul><li>Anyone associated with the care of a child may recommend them for PPCD services </li></ul><ul><li>The TEA has tasked the local school districts with “child find” duties </li></ul><ul><li>Student evaluations are conducted by an ARD committee upon receipt of parental consent </li></ul>
  9. 9. Instructional Requirements <ul><li>Aligns with PK/K TEKS </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of an IEP (Individual Education Plan) by the ARD committee </li></ul><ul><li>Focus upon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication (language) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive (thinking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social/emotional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-help </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Instructional Methods <ul><li>Accommodations - (alternative ways of learning or showing progress) </li></ul><ul><li>Modifications - (changes to the difficulty level or quantity of work) </li></ul><ul><li>Peer support </li></ul><ul><li>Physical education </li></ul><ul><li>Social toys </li></ul><ul><li>Professional services - (speech or occupational therapy) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Role of the PPCD Teacher <ul><li>Implements the IEP </li></ul><ul><li>Follows the BIP (behavior intervention plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Documents student progress </li></ul><ul><li>Provides necessary accommodations and modifications to the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Provides safe and supportive classroom environment </li></ul>
  12. 12. Role of the ARD Committee <ul><li>Create an IEP for each student </li></ul><ul><li>Create a BIP for each student who demonstrates inappropriate behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Meets annually to discuss changes necessary to a student’s IEP </li></ul><ul><li>ARD committees consist of parent(s), general education teacher, special education teacher, representative of the school and appropriate professional service providers. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Opportunities for PPCD Students <ul><li>Progress in the general education curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in extracurricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Development of relationships with peers </li></ul>

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