What is ESE Support Facilitation?
ESE Support Facilitation provides support and services which are based on an individual student’s needs and are reflected in their Individual Educational Plan (IEP). The Support Facilitator primarily works with small groups of students within the class. However, both the support facilitator and the general education teacher work with heterogeneous and flexible groups of students and are viewed as equal partners in the classroom. Support facilitation provides for collaborative planning, modeling, and coaching of effective strategies and implementation of accommodations to promote progress related to student’s IEP goals. Within the model, the level, frequency, and intensity of services varies based on student need and may include academic, independent functioning, behavioral and social/emotional support. The ESE Support Facilitator works in conjunction with school administrators, general education teachers, related service providers, and other support personnel to communicate and address the unique needs of students with disabilities.