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

Infographic in special needs education in Freetown Sierra Leone at the assisted school American International School of Freetown. In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD. Given AISF's small size and given the lack of professional support offered in Freetown, AISF is only able to support children
with mild learning difficulties that can be dealt with by the class teacher and assistant. 

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-no 
multiple disabilities-no 
other health impairment- no
speech or language impaired- yes
traumatic brain injury-  no

Special needs support services include: 
teacher accommodations-no
teacher accommodations learning support teacher-  no
learning support teacher- no
co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom- no
academic support class secondary school- no
support special needs preschoolers-no 
use of IEP and ILP- no

The school does not have a self-contained classroom.

Maximum hours per week per student for push in 0 for pull out 0.

Special needs support staff in the school include: 
Social Worker-0
Special Needs Coordinator-0
Learning Support Teacher-0
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-no
US credentialed reading specialist- no
reading remediation-no
reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-no
math specialist-no

The school can provide the following: 
1:1 classroom aide- 
special transportation- 
transportation paraprofessional-

The American International School of Freetown (AISF) began as a U.S. Embassy-sponsored school in 1986. It is a non-profit, private, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from age three through high school to students of all nationalities. All instruction is in English. For grades PK to grade 8, the school year is divided into three trimesters, beginning in September and ending in June. AISF offers high school education, grades 9 to 12, using an online system for academic courses with onsite electives in PE, Art, and Computer Programming. The high school year is divided into two semesters with the same September through June start and end dates as the rest of the school.  For our virtual high school experience, we offer learners a choice between the Virtual High School or the University of Nebraska High School.

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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