Significant developmental delay special education online classes
eAchieve Academy welcomes students with Significant Developmental Delay issues
Students with an IEP for SDD disability benefit from online special education at eAchieve.
By definition, the term “significant development delay” refers to children age 3 through 9 who are exhibiting significant delays in their physical, cognitive, social/emotional, communication, or adaptive development.
Even at the Kindergarten and elementary school level, children who have been diagnosed with Significant Developmental Delay (SDD) face significant difficulties. Whether it’s a physical issue that makes getting from one class to another difficult, a cognitive problem that frustrates learning, or an inability to comport with social rules, SDD can be a major hurdle to any child’s education.
Significant Developmental Delay is characterized by delays in any or all of the five areas of development:
- Physical development
- Cognitive development
- Communication development
- Social and emotional development
- Adaptive skills (the everyday skills needed to function)
How is SDD diagnosed?
You may already suspect your child has developmental problems, but to be sure you should contact the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to get a referral for a multidisciplinary evaluation. This evaluation assesses all physical and cognitive functions and is provided at no cost.
If your child is determined to have significant developmental delays, you have every reason to be concerned how this will affect his education and what you can do to ensure the best possible outcome. That’s where eAchieve Academy can help.
eAchieve Academy helps SDD students reach their full potential
Many parents of young students with developmental delays think their best option is home schooling. Although this can work for families with a parent who is willing to take on the role of teacher, children with developmental disabilities typically require a different educational approach than most home schooling programs offer.
Because SDD encompasses such a broad spectrum of developmental delays, each student needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. eAchieve Academy has special education staff who collaborate and communicate with pediatricians and parents to develop personalized instruction for children with SDD. Like you, we want to see your child develop as fully as possible and get the education he needs to thrive, both in school and in life.
The flexibility afforded by online learning allows SDD students to learn at their own pace, and on a schedule that works for them—as well as their parent(s). It’s an approach that has helped students with all types of disabilities and special needs. With part-time enrollment students can stick with a homeschool curriculum and take one or two classes each semester online.
eAchieve Academy is free for all K-12 students in Wisconsin
Because eAchieve is a virtual public charter school operating out of Waukesha, Wisconsin, any student in the state can enroll and attend free of charge. We provide all students with a free laptop (theirs to keep after the first year), and parents receive a $60 stipend for their internet access fees after each successful semester.