About Special Programs
The Special Programs Department provides educational programs and support services for children who have educational disabilities. Please read this page and visit the following link for more information: http://www.nj.gov/njded/specialed/.
The Special Programs Department includes Child Study Team, speech, physical, and occupational therapy services, resource center programs, in-class support programs and self-contained special education classes.
The Child Study Team (CST) consists of a school psychologist, school social worker, learning disability teacher consultant (LDT-C) and where appropriate, speech language, occupational and physical therapy therapists. The school nurse and the school physician provide additional services to the Child Study Team. The Team helps children who are demonstrating social, emotional, and /or learning problems which result in an educational disability. The Child Study Team also acts as a consultant for general education teachers and parents. The social worker and psychologist also provide counseling for students in selected cases.
The New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC 6A:14) describes in detail all the services required and provided by the district through special services. NJAC 6A:14 can be obtained at the State of New Jersey Department of Education, http://www.state.nj.us/education/ or from the Special Services Department located at Park Avenue Elementary School, 280 Park Avenue, Freehold, NJ 07728.