Special Education Programs and Services

Special Education Programs and Services Are Provided for Students Classified As Educationally Disabled from Preschool (Ages Three to Five) Through Senior High School (or Age 21). the District Child Study Team Provides Diagnostic Evaluations of the Individual Child, Interpretation of Findings to Parents and Staff, Placement of Pupils for Whom a Specialized Program May Be Necessary, Remedial Instruction, Speech Therapy, and Other Related Services. Requests for Evaluations Can Be Made If a Student Is Suspected of Having a Disability.

A referral is a written request for an evaluation that is given to the school district when a child is suspected of having a disability and might need special education and related services. In most instances, the student suspected of having a disability will first be referred to the Intervention and Referral Services Team. If as a result of the interventions recommended by the team, the student continues to experience difficulties in the general education classroom, the I&RS Team will determine the next course of action, which could include amending the Action Plan, determining 504 eligibility, or referring the student to the Child Study Team for evaluation.

When submitting a referral for a comprehensive evaluation from the Child Study, please add the following items in your correspondence:

  • Your child’s full name and date of birth,

  • A brief explanation of why you would like your child evaluated

  • A copy of any reports you may have, if your child has been previously evaluated

  • Your contact information including address, phone number, and email

  • An original signature on your letter, sent to: Pompton Lakes Special Services 316 Lakeside Ave Pompton Lakes NJ 07442

Special Services Staff