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

Infographic on special needs education in Monrovia Liberia at the assisted school American International School of Monrovia (AISM). In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD. We are more accurately able to determine if the school can provide accommodations for students with special needs on a case by case basis. The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: hearing impaired-no physically and orthopedically impaired- no visually impaired-no autistic- no specifically learning disabled-yes intellectually disabled- yes behaviorally/emotionally disturbed- no multiple disabilities-yes other health impairment- yes speech or language impaired- no traumatic brain injury- no 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- no use of IEP and ILP- yes The school does not have a self-contained classroom. Maximum hours per week per student for push in 10 for pull out 10. Special needs support staff in the school include: Nurse-3 Psychologist-0 Social Worker-0 Special Needs Coordinator-1 Learning Support Teacher-0 Guidance Counselor-1 Services are available in English at post for the following: psychoeducational assessment- no 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

American International School of Monrovia (AISM) is a private, coeducational day school serving grades PK-12. Originally the school was founded as the American Cooperative School in 1960 and enjoyed a long and prestigious reputation throughout West Africa and the United States. The school reopened under its current name, AISM in 2007 with great enthusiasm and support from the US Embassy in Liberia, the Liberian Government and notable alumni. The school’s core values of Achievement, Integrity, Service, and Motivation are reflected throughout the community of AISM.

This 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.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in fall 2022 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.


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