Special Services

Special Education Department

Welcome to Plymouth Center School's

 Special Education Department

Jaclyn Santarsiere

Christine Greaney-APPLE 1 Program


Apple 1 Resource Room- Prek-5

A language based program providing a higher level of support using a multidisciplinary approach to instruction (academics, language, motor, sensory, behavioral and social) in order to successfully access the school environment. Types of instruction provided are:

ABA Based Instruction

Discrete Trial Instruction

Individualized Instruction

Structured Teaching

Small Group Instruction

Inclusion with support

Life Skill Instruction

Students supported in APPLE 1 are students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ID (Intellectually Disabled), Seizure Disorders, Severe Communication Delays, and Multiple Disabilities.


David Morrell - STAR Program


Students Taking Academic Responsiblity


The STAR Program at Plymouth Center School is a special education program designed to meet the needs of kindergarten through fifth grade special education students who demonstrate emotional and behavioral challenges. The STAR classroom provides a more structured learning environment and smaller teacher to student ratio. The STAR program utilizes behavior intervention plans, behavior charts and positive reinforcement to assist students with improving their behavior in the classroom.

The STAR Program addresses the academic needs of identified students in small group or individualized instruction. The special education teacher in the STAR classroom consults regularly with the general education teachers to address the students' behavioral and academic needs.

Students identified for the program demonstrate significant and ongoing behavioral difficulties that interfere with the student's ability to learn and/or to develop appropriate relationships with peers and teachers.

Students in the STAR Program often have been identified with one of the following disabilities; Serious Emotional Disturbance, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability, or Other Health Impairments.


A Guide to Educational Terms


A Parent's Guide to Special Education in Connecticut


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