Preschool services are provided on a continuum from a least
restrictive to most restrictive environment. The Continuum of Preschool
Special Education Programs and/or Services includes the following:
Related Services Only
Special Education Itinerant Teacher Only (SEIT)
Related Services (least restrictive):
Related Services and Special Education Itinerant Teacher
A student who is identified as a Preschooler with a
Disability and qualifies for services as outlined by the state of New
York may receive one or more of the following services or programs.
Therapy (SP), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Teacher
of the Visually Impaired (TVI), Teacher of the Deaf/Hearing Impaired
Special Education Itinerant Teacher Only (SEIT): Direct individual and/or group instruction to preschoolers with disabilities by a certified special education teacher.
Related Services and Special Education Itinerant Teacher:
The Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services can be provided
alone or in combination with one or more related services.
Half-Day Class: A
child may require a comprehensive special education program to meet
his/her Individual Education Program (IEP) goals. The child may require a
more continuous multidisciplinary team approach that may include
related services as well (for example, OT, PT, SP). The child's age,
attention span and stamina are also considered.
Full-Day Class: The
child has extensive needs, as described in annual goals/short-term
objectives on the IEP, that require a comprehensive special education
program. The child requires a greater degree of adult support,
attention, direction and supervision than is typical in settings for
children without disabilities in order to benefit from the instructional
In-State Residential (most restrictive):
The child's needs are so extensive that a comprehensive special
education program and related services are required at an intensity that
will exceed a five-hour special education instructional day in order to
meet his or her annual goals and short term objectives on his/her IEP