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

Infographic on special needs education in Dar es Salaam Tanzania in the assisted school International School of Tanganyika. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD MODERATE and MORE INTENSIVE. 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- yes behaviorally/emotionally disturbed-no multiple disabilities-no 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- 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 ELEMENTARY, Middle School, High school Maximum hours per week per student for push in 5 for pull out 5. Special needs support staff in the school include: Nurse-2 Psychologist-1 Social Worker-0 Special Needs Coordinator-1 Learning Support Teacher-8 Guidance Counselor-5 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-no The school can provide the following: 1:1 classroom aide- yes special transportation- yes transportation paraprofessional- no

The International School of Tanganyika (IST), established in 1963, is a private, coeducational, not-for-profit day school for students from age three to grade 12 (pre-university). The school includes two campuses, elementary and secondary, which are separated by about five kilometers. A child must be three years of age before September 1 to be admitted to the early childhood program. The school year begins in mid-August with the first semester ending in January. The second semester begins in January with the school year finishing in mid-June. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS, and the Middle States Association (MSA, in addition to being an International Baccalaureate (IB, World School. The school is also an active member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA,

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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