Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

 Specialized Instruction

The Department for Specialized Instruction believes that as educators, we have an obligation to educate all students by providing a quality education. All students deserve the opportunity to reach their maximum potential and it is incumbent upon educators to assist students in reaching that potential. In SCCPSS, students are provided with experiences that will translate into student success, not just academically, but socially, emotionally, and behaviorally as well. 

There are ​currently scholarships available for qualifying families to help pay for their child to attend eligible programs while their child is engaged in virtual learning.  Learn more about SOLVE Scholarships here.

For helpful information on applying for a SOLVE Scholarship click here.

For urgent concerns regarding specialized instruction parents may call the Hotline for immediate assistance at 912-395-5509. The phone hotline will be available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Parents can also contact the District's Specialized Instruction Leadership Team via email sis@sccpss.com​

The Department of Specialized Instruction is committed to Building on Student Strengths to provide students and families with a variety of supports and resources to help improve resilience and develop positive social skills and reduce challenging behaviors.​  » Learn More

School psychologists work with students, educators, and families to support the academic achievement, positive behavior, social development and mental wellness of all students, especially diverse learners and those with barriers to learning, by promoting instructional strategies to close the achievement gap; creating safe, positive school climates; providing meaningful accountability and data-driven problem-solving; and strengthening family-school partnerships. ​ »Learn More

The Preschool Intervention program is designed to provide individualized services to three to five-year-old children who have special education needs. Preschool Intervention provides learning experiences to improve communication, motor, cognition, social-emotional, behavioral, and self-help skills in young children.  ​​ »​ Learn More

Autism services encompass a full range of services and supports for students and school staff including the provision of resources, training and specially designed services, such as targeted, autism specific interventions and programming. ​ »Learn More

When students who are unable to attend school ·due to a diagnosed medical or psychiatric condition for a minimum of ten consecutive school days or for intermittent periods of time may be provided   educational services in the hospital or at the child's home. ​ » Learn More

Speech Language Pathologists’ roles involve the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders such as speech fluency (stuttering), speech sound production/articulation, language or voice impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. ​ » Learn More

Students with significant cognitive disabilities receive instruction through Unique Learning System.​  
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Transition planning as outlined under IDEA addresses post-secondary education opportunities, integrated employment, independent/community living and agency linkages.   » Learn More​

Physical and Occupational Therapy (PT/OT), Orientation and Mobility (O&M) and Assistive Technology (AT) are considered related services under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). They are therefore support services for students with disabilities who are eligible for special education or have a 504 plan in place. ​  » Learn More​​


Michelle Finch
​Michelle Finch
Senior Director, Specialized Instruction
208 Bull Street, Room 204
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5877

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