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

Infographic on special needs education in Sao Paulo Brazil at the assisted school Graded American School of Sao Paulo. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD. 

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- yes
other health impairment- yes
speech or language impaired- yes
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- yes
academic support class secondary school- yes
support special needs preschoolers- yes
use of IEP and ILP-yes 

The school has a self-contained classroom for Middle School, High school

Maximum hours per week per student for push in 26.25 for pull out 12.5.

Special needs support staff in the school include: 
Nurse-2
Psychologist-1
Social Worker-0
Special Needs Coordinator-1
Learning Support Teacher-5
Guidance Counselor-7

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- no
reading remediation-yes
reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-yes
math specialist-no

The school can provide the following: 
1:1 classroom aide-yes 
special transportation-no 
transportation paraprofessional- no

Graded – The American School of São Paulo was founded in 1920 and is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational school serving an international community of learners. As the oldest and largest American school in Brazil, Graded educates +/-1,300 students from pre-primary through grade 12. Graded’s diverse student body represents 42 nationalities. The school’s rigorous curriculum effectively prepares students to enter the world’s most competitive colleges and universities.

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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