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 McGaffney
    Child Study Team Supervisor
     
     
    rmcgaffney@wwschools.org 

     
    Deborah Brenner
    LDTC
     
    dbrenner@wwschools.org 

     
    Michelle McChesney
    Speech and Language Therapist
      
    mmcchesney@wwschools.org 

     
    Katina Powell
    School Social Worker
      
    kpowell@wwschools.org 

     
    Melissa Vogt
    School Psychologist
     
    mvogt@wwschools.org 

     
     

Child Study Team Contact Information

  • Phone Number

    (609) 522-1670

     

    Fax Number

    (609) 522-6226

     

    Address

    4300 Pacific Avenue

    Wildwood, NJ 08260

     

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