The Instruction Through Assistive Learning and Communication (ITALC, pronounced i-talk) program provides instruction for non-verbal students with severe orthopedic impairments. We at Francis Scott Key consider our ITALC students to have a special place in our hearts. In fact, many consider them the soul of our school. Students are taught in open, well lit rooms with direct access outside to the yard. It is a wonderful supportive atmosphere. This unique program is a cutting edge model that not only benefits ITALC children, but all children in the school. All teachers, staff and children regularly interact with ITALC students in a strong culture of acceptance and empathy.
Students in the ITALC programs:
Students eligible for the ITALC K-2 program must demonstrate all of the following criteria:
In addition to the K-2 criteria, students eligible of the 3-5 programs must demonstrate all of the following criteria:
Prior to exiting the ITALC program the IEP team will convene to determine the next appropriate (least restrictive) placement for the student, based on meeting all the criteria.
For more details contact the FSK office as well as district resources:
Special Education Services
Assistive Technology Services
750 25th Ave., Bungalow #2
San Francisco, CA 94121
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