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Dr. Woody Burton
Special Education Director

Morgan Sherrill
Special Education Coordinator


Helping every student in Dickson County achieve regardless of their disabilities is the goal of the Special Education Department.  The school system offers a large number of support services for students with special needs as agreed upon by the student's IEP (Individualized Education Plan).  

Services provided by the special education department include but are not conclusive:
  • Speech/language therapy  
  • Vision/hearing services
  • Physical therapy
  • Specialized equipment
  • Occupational therapy
  • Assistive technology
  • Psychological services
  • Homebound services
  • Special education budgets/grants
  • Transition services
  • Special education preschool
  • Special transportation
  • Teacher observations

Each school in the system provides special education services to eligible students ages 3-22 years in a continuum of educational settings ranging from consultation services to self-contained.  These programs are designed to meet the student's individual needs based on their identified disability.  This includes intellectually gifted students whose abilities require special education services to meet their needs.  The IEP Team determines the level of services for each student.  The Team strives to provide the least restrictive environment (LRE) for all students.

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