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

Infographic on special needs education in Tel Aviv, Israel at the assisted school Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel. 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-no
physically and orthopedically impaired- yes
visually impaired-no
autistic- no
specifically learning disabled-no
intellectually disabled- no
behaviorally/emotionally disturbed- no
multiple disabilities- no
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- no
academic support class secondary school- yes
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 6 for pull out 6.

Special needs support staff in the school include: 
Social Worker-0
Special Needs Coordinator-1
Learning Support Teacher-5
Guidance Counselor-4

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-
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

The Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel (WBAIS) The Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel (WBAIS) is a private, co-educational Early Years -12 school offering an American college preparatory program leading to a U.S. high school diploma. WBAIS currently enrolls 696 students, and is located in Even Yehuda, a residential district 20 kilometers north of Tel Aviv; The school was established in 1958 and continues to meet the needs of American children whose parents are on government, business, or professional assignments in Israel. The school operates two campuses, WBAIS and JAIS, each of which provides an independent, coeducational day school. JAIS, established in 2010 in Jerusalem, operates under the auspices of WBAIS, and offers an educational program from PK through to grade 8. In August 2007, the Early Years program was relocated from Kfar Shmaryahu to the main Even Yehuda campus. The school year comprises two semesters, extending from August 17 to January 18 and January 18 to June 14.

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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