Special Services

SPECIAL SERVICES

The Department of Special Services provides support services to students residing in Parsippany. Besides special education programs, the needs of students are addressed through related services, homebound instruction and parent groups. Child Find activities are encouraged and information available.

Education Programs

Special education programs are available to those students who have been identified, evaluated and classified by the Child Study Team.

Preschool education for the disabled, ages three and four, is provided. The program provides structure within a warm and caring environment. A multi-modality approach is used for delivering instruction. A teacher and an aide staff the program. Related services are also provided. The district also implemented an inclusion preschool program, taught by general and special education teachers, for general education students, as well as preschoolers with disabilities who require a general education preschool class setting.

Additional special education programs are available throughout the district. The resource program provides a replacement or support through pullout or in-class programs.Students involved in this program receive instruction in the subject areas indicated in their Individualized Education Plans.

Related Services

Certified speech and language specialists evaluate students to determine if they are eligible for speech services. If a student qualifies for the program, the parent is consulted and an Individualized Education Plan is developed for the child. Occupational and physical therapy needs are evaluated by qualified personnel who deliver the required services in the classroom or in a separate setting.

The district also has a teacher of the hearing impaired who delivers services to students with auditory dysfunction.



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