Child Study Team Services

When a student has experienced serious, persistent difficulties with some aspect of school, staff members or parents may seek assistance from the school's Child Study Team. 

A basic Child Study Team is comprised of three members:

  • School Social Worker
  • Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant

  • School Psychologist

 A Speech and Language Specialist is a member of the team for evaluations of preschoolers and those school age students whose presenting problems appear to be in the area of language development. Other specialists are included for some types of evaluations (e.g. an audiologist for a student with a hearing impairment or a physician when there are medical issues). 

Each school in the Morris School District has a Child Study Team assigned on a regular basis. The District contracts with a variety of agencies and professionals in private practice for some types of specialized evaluations.

The purpose of a Child Study Team evaluation is to determine if a student has a disability and is eligible for special education and related services. The criteria for making these judgments are outlined in the New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 6A, Chapter 14(N.J.A.C. 6A:14)

 

 


 

Contact Information

Suzanne Olimpio
Director of Pupil Services
31 Hazel Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
suzanne.olimpio@msdk12.net 
973-292-2300  ext. 2040
 
Jessica Neu, Ph.D., BCAB-D
Supervisor of Pupil Services 
31 Hazel Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
jessica.neu@msdk12.net 
973-292-2300  ext. 2113