Special Services - Our Programs

Our Programs

Pre-School Disabled Self-Contained (ABA Approach): This program offers intensive individualized instruction to students who could benefit from Applied Behavior Analysis. The classroom consists of one classroom teacher and a 2:1 student to classroom aide ratio. Students in this classroom receive three hours of discrete trials, five days per week in the a.m.  and are exposed to the Creative Curriculum, which is used in all Pre-School Classrooms in the p.m.  Through the Creative Curriculum, students are exposed to a research - based curriculum that is focused on children learning through discovery and exploration. Students placed in this program also receive related services such as: Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy as mandated by their Individualized Education Program.

Pre-School Disabled Full Day Program: This program is designed for pre-school students who could benefit from a small group instructional model. Students placed in this program are exposed to the Creative Curriculum daily. The Creative Curriculum covers developmental and content areas such as: Social-Emotional, Physical, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, The Arts and English Language Acquisition. The Creative curriculum promotes the development of the foundational skills necessary to ensure success when exposed to the Common Core Standards later on in the upper grades.  Students in this placement also receive related services such as: Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy as mandated by their Individualized Education Program.

Pre-School Disabled Half-Day Program: The Pre-School Disabled Half-Day program is similar to the Pre-School Disabled Full Day Program expect this program is divided into two sessions. The first session (a.m. session), operates from 8:40 a.m. to 11:10 p.m. and the second session (p.m. session), operates from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each session operates for 2.5 hours daily.

Self-Contained Multiple Disabilities (MD) Program: This program is designed for special education students who may benefit from a highly structured small group instructional setting. In this setting, students will receive small group, whole group or individualized instruction in all subject areas. More often than not, students in this program are mainstreamed into the general education setting for specials such as: Art, Music, and Physical Education to promote and enhance socialization skills through peer interaction. Students in a self-contained setting may also receive pull out replacement instruction in either Language Arts or Mathematics or both subject areas depending on the need of each student. The maximum number of students that may be placed in this class is 12 as mandated by the New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C. 6A: 14). Students in this placement may also receive related services such as: Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy as mandated by their Individualized Education Program.

Self-Contained Learning and/or Language Disabilities (LLD) Program: The program is designed for students with learning and or language-based learning disabilities who require a substantially separate program to maximize learning. The program is highly structured to provide intensive and individualized instruction based on the need of the students.  Students in a LLD setting may also receive pull out replacement instruction in either Language Arts or Mathematics or both subject areas depending on the need of each student. The maximum number of students that may be placed in this class is up to 16 depending on the severity of the disability and as mandated by the New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C. 6A: 14). Students in this placement may also receive related services such as: Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy as mandated by their Individualized Education Program.

 

Other Services Offered

Support and Related Services available to students with disabilities in district include:

  • Child Study Teams
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Instructional Aide Support
  • Transition Services
  • Behavioral Intervention Services
  • Counseling Services
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