Child Study Team

Clayton Special Services – Child Study Team (CST)

856-881-8704 ext. 3009

Special education is a federally mandated provision of services for students ages 3-21 who are deemed eligible based on a specific category of disability.  Eligibility and programming are governed by the federal law, The Individuals with Disabilities Act, and the New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC 6A).

To determine eligibility, a child must be referred, by either parents or school staff, to the Child Study Team for a comprehensive evaluation.  However, it is required that, to the extent appropriate, interventions through regular education be attempted to remediate the problem(s) and written documentation of the implementation and effectiveness of the interventions be maintained.  The Child Study Team is a multidisciplinary team of specialists responsible for evaluating a child.  Their reports form the basis upon which eligibility is determined.

 

My child is having learning difficulties.

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What are my options?  How can I refer my child to the Child Study Team?

To answer your questions click on Special Education Referral Process and Information.