Laura Marchese, MA, MS
CHILD STUDY TEAM
The Child Study Team consists of the school psychologist, learning consultant, and social worker. The learning consultant conducts educational evaluations, develops reviews and modifies curriculum, consults with teachers and administrators, reviews and orders educational materials and presents workshops to school staff. The psychologist conducts psychological evaluations, counsels students both individually and in groups, consults with school staff members, provides crisis intervention to students, and leads workshops for parents and school staff. The social worker, evaluates the affective and social skills, counsels students and parents, communicates with community agencies, consults with school staff, and conducts training activities.
The Child Study Team evaluates and determines eligibility of students for special education and related services; coordinates the development of various aspects of the individualized educational programs; delivers related services to educationally disabled students; provides preventive and support services to nondisabled students; and provides services to the general education programs regarding techniques, materials, and programs for students experiencing learning difficulties. Written parental consent is required for a student to be initially evaluated by the Child Study Team. Parents are encouraged to participate in all phases of their child’s evaluation and program development process.