PUBLIC & CHARTER SCHOOL SERVICES
Child Study Team Services
The ERESC has supported school districts and Charter Schools in numerous counties by providing highly qualified school psychologists, LDTC’s and Social Workers, as needed. The ERESC personal are available to observe students, test students, interview parents and students and provide a written report for the district CST members.
The ERESC maintains a huge HOME INSTRUCTION PROGRAM. Both public school districts and charter schools have utilized these services on an as needed basis to provide services to eligible full time students who are confirmed to home for various reasons. Appropriately certified staff deliver instructional services.
Certified school nurses are placed in school districts and charter schools to provide nursing services.
The ERESC provides appropriately certified speech-language specialists to service eligible students in both public and charter schools.
Child Study Team Services Overview
The Essex Regional Educational Services Commission is prepared to provide Child Study Team services for school districts with state certified personnel including school psychologists, learning consultant and social workers who are independent consultants working for the ERESC to complete evaluations. Consultants are required to demonstrate proof of their independent contractor status and purchase their personal liability insurance.
Evaluations are completed in the following manner after parental/guardian consent has been received. The Child Study Team personnel proceed to do the following:
Review student records
Observe the student in class or other related environments for functional documentation.
Consult with district child study team members and other familiar with the student’s academic performance.
Contact parents/guardians to discuss their child’s performance.
Specific personnel are assigned to maximize efficiency and maintain timelines. In order to expedite the completion of evaluations, the ERESC staff develop a close working relationship and rapport through frequent communication with school administration and teachers. Communication is crucial to the implementation of services. The ERESC responds promptly to district needs and concerns and enjoys a personalized relationship with each school district. As a result of these relationships, the ERESC has maintained contracts for services.