Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is a basic Child Study Team Evaluation?
- How is a student determined eligible for Special Education/Related Services?
- What are Related Services?
- My child is not classified. How do I have my child evaluated?
- How do I have my child skipped?
- Who is my child's case manager?
- How do I contact my child's case manager?
- How large are the classes?
- How many teachers are there per classroom?
What is a basic Child Study Team Evaluation?
According to the New Jersey Special Education Code, a CHILD
evaluation may include an evaluation by two or more of the
certified personnel: School Psychologist, Learning Disabilities
Teacher/Consultant, and School Social Worker.
If deemed necessary, evaluations will be conducted by other
specialists, such as a Speech/Language Specialist, Occupational
Physical Therapist, Audiologist, School Nurse, Psychiatrist,
How is a student determined eligible for Special Education/Related Services?
In order for a student to be determined eligible for Special
and/or related services, he/she must have one or more of the
1. Auditorily Impaired/Deaf/Hard of Hearing
2. Autistic/Autism Spectrum Disorder
3. Cognitively Impaired(mentally retarded)/Mild, Moderate, or
4. Communication Impaired
5. Emotionally Disturbed
6. Multiply Disabled
7. Orthopedically Impaired
8. Other Health Impaired
9. Preschool Disabled
10. Specific Learning Disability
11. Traumatic Brain Injury
12. Visually Impaired
What are Related Services?
Related Services are required services provided to students with
disability in order for them to benefit from their educational
must be enumerated in the students IEP, I&RS, or 504 Plan.
Examples of Related Services are:
Other (as necessary)
My child is not classified. How do I have my child evaluated?
There are several ways to answer this questions.
First, what classes is he/she having difficulty in? Have you
spoken to the
teacher? His/her guidance counselor?
Once his Guidance Counselor is made aware of your concerns, they
up an Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) meeting. This
consist of: the child's Guidance Counselor, Teacher, a Parent and
of the Child Study Team.
As a team, we will then discuss ways of helping your child
(interventions) in classes of difficulty. If these interventions
inappropriate or not working, then either a teacher or parent
will make a
referral to the Child Study Team.
How do I have my child skipped?
This is a question we hear all too often.
The Child Study Team is not an advocate for students skipping
grade throughout school is meant to instruct a State Curriculum
(See NJ code under LINKS). If a child repeats a grade, it means
did not adequately acquire the skills needed to move on to the
Therefore by skipping a child, he/she will neglect to learn the
for the grade being skipped.
Who is my child's case manager?
If you are unsure of your child's case manager, please call
at (201) 422-6134.
How do I contact my child's case manager?
Either by phone: (201) 422-6134. Your call will be directed to
or by E-mail:
Nicole Gleen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celia McLellan: email@example.com
Shari Schwartz: firstname.lastname@example.org
How large are the classes?
Classes in the Resource Room have a maximum number of 10 students
for grades 9-12.
Classes in the Resource Room have a maximum number of 12 students
for grades 7 and 8.
How many teachers are there per classroom?
Classes in the Resource Room for all grades have one certified
the Handicapped who is Highly Qualified in their area of