Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT)
“A child speaks and we listen.” - Sonia Holmes, Former VCLC School Principal
Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services provide help to children from a special education teacher in a natural setting, such as a nursery school, summer camp or the child's home. Serving children and families, who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.
SEIT services are provided by a certified special education teacher who:
- Implements the child's Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- Collaborates with nursery school directors and teachers to meet the child's needs
- Coordinates the child's educational goals with other providers and therapists
- Participates in Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) meetings
- Provides opportunities for parents to partner in their child's education
Children ages 3-5 years, who are classified by their school district's CPSE (Committee on Pre-school Special Education), are assigned SEIT services.
- Speech/language delays
- Behavior difficulties
- Short attention span
- Low frustration tolerance
- Cognitive delays
- Motor delays.
The SEIT teacher is the team coordinator and is responsible for sharing information with the child's regular classroom teacher, parents, and therapists.
Since 1993, VCLC has collaborated with over 200 nursery schools.
SEIT training videos are available to nursery schools, colleges, parents and teachers.
For more information on SEIT services, contact Jeanne Ginsberg, SEIT Supervisor, 516-921-7171, Ext. 2201, or SEIT Administrative Assistant, Mona Bebergal, 516-921-7171, Ext 2194.
SEIT Fax (516) 921-6503.
VCLC established one of the first Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) programs on Long Island in 1993. SEIT services are provided at nursery schools, child-care centers and children's homes, hospitals, libraries, and community centers.