Child Study Team
The Child Study Team is a multidisciplinary educational team that is responsible to locate, identify, evaluate, and determine eligibility for students suspected of having educational disabilities. If a student is determined to be disabled, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed. The student's placement and educational program are reviewed and a new IEP is written at least annually. The Child Study Team (CST) consists of a Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant (LDT/C), a School Social Worker, a School Psychologist and a Speech-Language Specialist.
Any child who is having difficulty in school should first be referred to the school-based Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Team, to find solutions to those difficulties. If school-based general education efforts do not solve the difficulty, the I&RS Team may make a referral to the Child Study Team. Parents are part of the process and are informed before any action is taken. Parents/guardians have the option of making a direct referral to the Child Study Team, but working with the school-based I&RS is advised and an appropriate first step in most situations. Students or parents wishing to meet with the Child Study Team should contact the office for an appointment (522-1670).
Child Study Team Staff
Renee McGaffneyChild Study Team Supervisorrmcgaffney@wwschools.orgDeborah BrennerLDTCdbrenner@wwschools.orgMichelle McChesneySpeech and Language Therapistmmcchesney@wwschools.orgKatina PowellSchool Social Workerkpowell@wwschools.orgMelissa VogtSchool Psychologistmvogt@wwschools.org