Exceptional Student Education

  • Welcome to the FSUS Exceptional Student Learning Support Website

    Florida State University Schools’ Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program is committed to providing eligible students with a free appropriate public education in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable Florida and Federal laws. Although placement decisions are based on the unique needs of each student, by virtue of being a charter lab school/private employer, FSUS is limited in the programs and services it is able to provide as part of the continuum of placements available to students under the IDEA.

    Reference: FSUS Charter 3.03



Exceptional Student Learning Support Team

  • Monica Broome               Director of Exceptional Student Education; District ELL Coordinator    

                                              (850) 245-3800    mbroome@fsu.edu

    Norma Jones                   K-5 ESE Teacher; Intervention Specialist    njones@fsu.edu

    Christina DeProspero       Middle School ESE Teacher; Intervention Specialist    cdeprospero@fsu.edu                       

    Beverly Burnett               High School ESE Teacher; Intervention Specialist    bfaxonburnett@fsu.edu

    Eileen Lerner                  K-12 Gifted/Critical and Creative Teacher; Intervention Specialist    elerner@fsu.edu

    Erica Talbot                    K-12 Speech and Language Pathologist    talbote@fsus.school

    Britney Desir                  K-12 Speech and Language Pathologist    desirb@fsus.school

    Ellen Rushing                 ELL Paraprofessional; Intervention Specialist    rushinge@fsu.edu


    The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) has partnered with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
    to provide three parent sessions.

    Parent Webinars





















    1. Simplified Learning (for students on the spectrum or have special needs)
    Date: March 31, 2020
    Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)


    This presentation is designed for the parents of children of any age who are Early Language Learners. Simplified Learning is an opportunity for parents and children to learn about language milestones, general descriptions of language disorders, and to learn how to utilize common, low or no cost items to help support language development. Suggestions for how to make and use toys or developmental activities using common items such as: Play-Doh, pasta, measuring sups/spoons, boxes, brushes, etc. will be presented. This presentation strives to empower parents as
    they have a unique opportunity to enrich and promote language, fine motor, and gross motor development with their children without any fancy toys, gadgets, or screens.

    2. The ABC's of Behavior
    Date: April 6, 2020
    Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)


    This presentation will cover the basics of behavior for early learners. Topics will include understanding functions of behavior, determining functions of behavior to plan targeted interventions, and taking basic data on behaviors to be increased or decreased. Strategies to address common behavioral challenges such as aggression, communication, waiting, maladaptive attention-seeking, and task completion will be discussed. This presentation is aimed at making the underlying philosophies of Applied Behavior Analysis understandable and applicable in real life for parents, teachers, and therapist.

    3. The Anxious Child (for students with disabilities)
    Date: April 16, 2020
    Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm EST
    Location: Virtual Webinar (link will be provided at registration)


    This presentation will provide attendees with a detailed review of anxiety and anxiety related symptoms in children and adolescents. The presenter will discuss behaviors that are often common in anxiety disorders and recommend what parents should do if they are concerned about their child's emotional state as it relates to anxiety disorders. Additional strategies and easy to implement techniques to use when working with, or raising a child or adolescent with anxiety or anxiety related symptoms. All strategies can be implemented both at school and home.

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