• Child Study Team Department:

    The following is provided for your information and is taken directly from the New Jersey Special Education Law as referred to as “Chapter 14: Special Education New Jersey Administration Code: Title, 6A Education”.

    Child Study Team Members shall be responsible for identification, evaluation, determination of eligibility, development and review of the individualized education program and placement.

    Child Study Team Members:

    1.     Shall participate in the evaluation of students who may need special program and services according to N.J.A.C.., 6A:14-3.3 and 3.4:

    2.    Shall participate in the determination of eligibility of students for special education programs and services according to N.J.A. C. .,6A:14-3.5:

    3.    May provide services to the educational staff with regard to techniques, material and programs.  Services include, but not limited to, the following:

             a.   Consultation with school staff and parents:

    b.   Training of school staff: and

    c.   The design, implementation and evaluation of techniques addressing academic and behavioral difficulties.

    4.    May deliver appropriate related services to students with disabilities.

    5.    May provide preventative and support services to non-disabled students; and;

    6.    May participate on Intervention and Referral Services teams pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8.

    Child Study Team Members may act as case managers. The case managers shall:

    1.    Be knowledgeable about the student’s educational needs and program

    2.    Be knowledgeable about special education procedures and procedural safeguards

    3.    Have an apportioned amount of time for case management responsibilities

    4.    Be responsible for transition planning

    *PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS MUST RECEIVE INTERVENTION THROUGH THE INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL SERVICES (I&RS) COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS THEIR EDUCATIONAL NEEDS PRIOR TO BEING EVALUATED BY THE CHILD STUDY TEAM.

    Members of the Child Study Team

    School Social Worker
    Alicia Smith
    alicia.smith@eastorange.k12.nj.us

    School Social Worker
    Setonya Horton
    s.horton@eastorange.k12.nj.us