Capti Solutions for Education

Special Education

Every student learns and retains information differently. Learning disabilities, whether social, emotional, or physical, can be difficult to manage in a classroom environment where personalized approaches required are at least as numerous as the students themselves. Special education programs are put in place for exactly this reason, starting with the 1975 Public Law 94-142, more commonly known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA). The goal of EHA, subsequently augmented by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is to ensure that children with disabilities gain access to free and public education. The purpose of IDEA is, among other things, to place children with disabilities in their “least restrictive environment”. While the definition of the least restrictive environment is dependent on individual circumstances, the ideal is to turn the regular classroom itself into the least restrictive environment for all students.

The goal of making students with special needs an integral part of the regular education process was the design objective of Capti from the beginning. Rather than lowering the overall expectation standard of the class, Capti’s purpose is to elevate both the student with special needs as well as the rest of the class to a new level of academic achievement by providing teachers with supports that are one-in-all but not one-fits-all, and students with the tools they need to guide their own unique education.