Laura Lezotte
Special Education Director
lezottl@charlottenet.org

Tina Schultz
Administrative Assistant
schultt@charlottenet.org

378 State Street
Charlotte, MI 48813

517-541-5130 phone
517-541-5135 fax

July 29, 1010
Each local educational agency and public school academy in Michigan is required to publicly post the process used to determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability (SLD).

A Specific Learning Disability (SLD) is a disorder in “one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia” that adversely affects a student’s educational performance. A “Specific Learning Disability (SLD) does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of cognitive impairment, of emotional impairment, of autism spectrum disorder, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.” more

Charlotte Public School District dedicates an array of appropriate supports and services within the least restrictive environment to address unique learner's needs. Specific student needs may be described as:

Learning Disability (L.D.)
Students who have significant problems processing information. This impedes their ability for developing reading, writing or math skills.

Emotional Impairment (E.I)
Students who have emotional and/or behavioral problems over an extended period of time. This impairment significantly affects learning in an adverse manner.

Cognitive Impairment (C.I.)
Students who require a more structured learning environment to attain reading, writing &/or math skills. Pre-vocational and vocational training skills are also available to these students.

Visually Impairment (V.I.)
Students who have partial sight or blindness

Physical Impairment (P.I.)
Students with severe orthopedic impairments

Other Health Impairment (O.H.I.)
Students with limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimulus.

Hearing Impairment (H.I.)
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing or significant hearing loss.

Early Childhood Developmental Delay
Students, ages 3 to 5, who have significant developmental delays.

Speech and Language Impairment (S.L.I.)
Students in need of speech or language therapy.

Autism (A.S.D.) (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Students who have a lifelong developmental disability in the area of reciprocal social interactions, communication, and behavior.

Charlotte Elementary Schools: (Grades K-4)

Parkview:
Supports to students with Learning Disabilities.
Supports specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Program for students with Cognitive Impairments

Washington:
Supports to students with Learning Disabilities.
Supports specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Charlotte Middle School:
Supports to students with Learning Disabilities.
Supports specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Program for students with Cognitive Impairments
Program for students with Emotional Impairment

Charlotte High School:
Supports to students with Learning Disabilities.
Supports specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Program for students with Cognitive Impairments
Program for students with Emotional Impairment