Special EducationThe Midway Elementary Special Education staff is dedicated to providing service to identified students in both an inclusive as well as resource learning environments. Students are included in the general education environment and may receive resource classes dependent on their individual learning styles and needs.Speech-language therapy is provided by Ms. Ellen Martin and Ms. Karen DiAngelo in both resource and inclusion settings for pre-school through fifth grades. Students receive services through small group instruction and/or inclusion within the general education environment based on their individual needs. This instruction focuses on the five major areas of communication: articulation, receptive and expressive language, voice, and fluency. The students are instructed using a variety of different modalities to ensure successful communication.
Mrs. Wade and Ms. Miller's Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students are included in the general curriculum classes using the inclusion and resource model of instructional support. In addition, students may participate in Resource classes in order to receive specialized instruction in the areas of Reading Comprehension, Phonemic Awareness, Written Language, and Math based on the individual students needs and learning style.Mrs. Davis, Ms. Miller, and Mrs. Wade provide inclusion and/or resource instruction for 3rd through 5th grades. The students receive individualized instruction in the areas of Reading, Math, and Written Language. General education curriculum and the Wilson Reading System are the primary methods used for reading. Accelerated Reader and the Rebecca Sitton Words are also utilized. Math is taught using the newly adopted series from Houghton Mifflin. This new series is closely correlated with the Georgia Performance Standards, and the Forsyth County Schools Math Pacing Guides. Written Language is reinforced using creative writing, English grammar, spelling, and Daily Oral Language. Many skills in all areas are reinforced through computer games in a small group setting.Instruction is driven by the student's Individualized Educational Plan. Instruction is also guided by the Standards of Excellence in order to help students scaffold the mastery of material.