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Download the Special Needs Profile (Recife 2024- Special Needs- Brazil) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic on special needs education at [Recife, Brazil] at the assisted school [American School of Recife]. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are [MILD, MODERATE]. 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- [yes] specifically learning disabled-[yes] intellectually disabled- [no] behaviorally/emotionally disturbed-[yes] multiple disabilities-[yes] other health impairment- [no] 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- [yes] support special needs preschoolers-[yes] use of IEP and ILP- [yes] The school does have a self-contained classroom [in the elementary, middle school, and high school]. Maximum hours per week per student for push in [2] for pull out [2]. Special needs support staff in the school include: Social Worker-[0], Nurse-[2], Special Needs Coordinator-[1] Special Needs Teacher-[3], Psychologist-[3] Guidance Counselor-[0]. Services are available in English at post for the following: psychoeducational assessment- [no] speech therapy-[no] occupational therapy- [no] physical therapy- [no] behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-[no] social skills group/social skills training-[yes] US credentialed reading specialist-[no] reading remediation-[yes] reading programs for Dyslexia (Orton Gillingham etc.)-[no] math specialist-[no] The school can provide the following: 1:1 classroom aide- [yes] special transportation- [no] transportation paraprofessional- [no]. Please note, some schools may have an expectation that parents make arrangements for support services even if they are listed as available.

American School of Recife is a private, not-for-profit, coeducational day school founded in 1957. The school offers a nursery through grade 12 instructional program for students currently representing 14 nationalities. The two semesters comprising the school year extend from August to December and from January to June. The school is accredited by Cognia in the United States and by the State of Pernambuco Ministry of Education and Recife Municipal Education Council in Brazil. The school is a member of the Association of American Schools in Brazil (AASB), the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA), and the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE). Class hours are 7:50 a.m.‑3:15 p.m., and extracurricular activities start at 3:20 p.m. The school has no religious affiliation.

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 December 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 December 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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