The Department of Special Servicesprovides support services to students residing in Parsippany. Besidesspecial education programs, the needs of students are addressed throughrelated services, homebound instruction and parent groups. Child Findactivities are encouraged and information available.
Special education programs areavailable to those students who have been identified, evaluated andclassified by the Child Study Team.
Preschool education for thedisabled, ages three and four, is provided. The program providesstructure within a warm and caring environment. A multi-modalityapproach is used for delivering instruction. A teacher and an aide staffthe program. Related services are also provided. The district alsoimplemented an inclusion preschool program, taught by general andspecial education teachers, for general education students, as well aspreschoolers with disabilities who require a general education preschoolclass setting.
Additional special educationprograms are available throughout the district. The resource programprovides a replacement or support through pullout or in-class programs.Students involved in this program receive instruction in the subjectareas indicated in their Individualized Education Plans.
Certified speech and languagespecialists evaluate students to determine if they are eligible forspeech services. If a student qualifies for the program, the parent isconsulted and an Individualized Education Plan is developed for thechild. Occupational and physical therapy needs are evaluated byqualified personnel who deliver the required services in the classroomor in a separate setting.
The district also has a teacherof the hearing impaired who delivers services to students with auditorydysfunction.