Description of Program
The Department of Special Education Services offers supportive assistance to teachers, parents, and students in the areas of educational growth and development. Among the specialists in this office are psychologists, speech therapists, learning disability specialists, and social workers.
Under federal and New Jersey laws, the Special Education Services Child Study Team (CST) is required to evaluate potentially handicapped students to determine if they are eligible for special education and/or related services.
Resource center instruction offers individual or small group instruction that replaces or supplements instruction in the regular class. This program can be provided in the student’s regular education class or in a designated resource center. Most students receive their special education programs through resource center intervention. However, other placement options, including self-contained classes, are available when determined appropriate.
Currently, there are five self-contained Language Learning Disabilities (LLD) classes at the elementary level. Two of these classes are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Speech and language services are available and are provided to eligible students who demonstrate a mild to moderate disorder in language, articulation, voice, or fluency, and are provided by a speech language specialist.
Special education services are available to serve children in need of special education and related services. If you feel your child needs the resources of this office, please contact your child’s guidance counselor or the Office of Special Education Services directly at (908) 273-6658.