CHAPTER 193 SERVICES

For those students who have a Service Plan Chapter 193 provides a litany of services tailored                                                                                           to the needs of the individual students. 

 

These services include:

Child Study Team

Supplemental Instruction

Speech and Language Services

Child Study Team:

The Child Study Team (CST) provides Evaluation and Determination of Eligibility Services in compliance                                                                      with the N.J.A.C. Title 6A, Chapter 14 and PRISE (Parental Rights in Special Education).

Evaluation and Determination of Eligibility services include:

  • The service commences once a referral is processed using 407-1 form

  • The CST leader contacts the parent to set-up a pre-evaluation/planning meeting

  • At the meeting the CST team (Psychologist, Social Worker and Learning Disability Teacher Consultant), parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and school personnel analyze the information supplied from the 407-1 form

  • The meeting determines if an initial evaluation is warranted

  • When the initial evaluation is warranted, the different CST members evaluate the student and develops an Individual Service Plan

An Initial Evaluation consist of the following:

  • Psychological Evaluation

  • Educational Evaluation

  • Social Assessment

  • Audiometric Screening

  • Vision Screening

  • Ancillary testing such as, neurological, speech evaluation, audiology evaluation

 

An Annual Review, which is completed a year after an initial or re-evaluation, consist of the following:

  • The CST team members review prior testing, teacher observations and anecdotal. The Individual Service Plan is then revise    based on the above-mentioned data

 

A Re-Evaluation occurs three years after the initial or re-evaluation, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Psychological Evaluation

  • Educational Evaluation

  • and sometimes, Social Assessment

Supplemental Instruction:

ERESC provides Supplemental Instruction (SI) to students with a Service Plan in addition to the primary instruction for the subject (ELA and Math) being taught in the general education classroom. All direct instruction is tethered to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) for the different grade levels. The teachers use multiple engaging learning activities that reinforce the skills learned in the lesson.

  • Students may receive SI within a general education class, “push-in” or  “pull-out” resource program in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:26-6

  • The age span in the pull-out resource program shall not exceed three years in elementary programs and shall not exceed four years in secondary programs

  • Students are grouped based on the content and grade levels

  • Students receive instruction twice a week in (35) minute intervals

  • All direct instruction is based on deficits outlined in the Service Plan

Speech and Language Services:

The Speech-Language Therapist provides articulation, language and fluency skills in compliance with NJAC Title 6A, Chapter 14 and PRISE (Parental Rights in Special Education).

A 407-1 form generates testing by a Speech-Language Specialist. Testing includes, but is not limited to:

  • CELF 4

  • Goldman Fristoe

  • One Word Expressive

  • One Word Receptive

  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

Speech Therapy is delivered in the following areas:

  • Articulation

  • Language

  • Fluency

  • Voice

If a student is found eligible for speech services:

  • The Speech-Language Therapist develops a Service Plan pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:14, which delineates the goals and objectives to be addressed

  • No small group ever exceeds five students as mandated by the State of New Jersey

  • When a child qualifies for more than one period of speech per week, it is pursued through IDEA-B funds with the approval of the Director of Special Services in the district

All evaluations, reevaluations and annual reviews are completed consistent with the timelines and procedures established by N.J.A.C. 6A:14. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged at all meetings.

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