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Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- Ecuador, Quito) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic for special needs education in Quito, Ecuador at the assisted school Academia Cotopaxi American International School. We encourage new families that have children with learning needs to go through a pre-admission process for the school to determine the capacity to support them, as we have a limited number of spaces for LS students for the 23-24 school year. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD and MODERATE. The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: hearing impaired- yes physically and orthopedically impaired- yes visually impaired-yes autistic- yes specifically learning disabled-yes intellectually disabled- yes behaviorally/emotionally disturbed-yes multiple disabilities-no other health impairment- yes speech or language impaired- yes traumatic brain injury- yes Special needs support services include: teacher accommodations-yes teacher accommodations learning support teacher- yes learning support teacher- yes co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom- no academic support class secondary school- no support special needs preschoolers- yes use of IEP and ILP- yes The school does not have a self-contained classroom. ELEMENTARY-yes, Middle School-yes, High school-yes. Maximum hours per week per student for push in 2 for pull out 1. Special needs support staff in the school include: Nurse-0 Psychologist-0 Social Worker-0 Special Needs Coordinator-1 Learning Support Teacher-12 Guidance Counselor-6 Services are available in English at post for the following: psychoeducational assessment- yes speech therapy-yes occupational therapy-yes physical therapy-yes behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-yes social skills group/social skills training-yes US credentialed reading specialist-yes reading remediation-yes reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-yes math specialist-yes The school can provide the following: 1:1 classroom aide-no special transportation- no transportation paraprofessional- no

Academia Cotopaxi American International School is a private, independent, coeducational American international day school serving students from preschool (beginning at 12 months) through grade 12 for all nationalities. The school was founded in 1959 and is located in the northern part of Quito. The academic year begins in late August and ends in June. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as by the International Baccalaureate Office and recognized by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. The school is a member of the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA).

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and provided by the school.

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