Dr. Patricia Costigan » Greetings

Greetings

I am a member of the Child Study Team and work collaboratively with many other specialists. Here is brief outline of some of the responsibilities of Learning Consultants and Case Managers:

 

Learning Consultants (LDT-C)

  • Evaluate students who are referred to the CST to determine academic strengths and weaknesses and present levels of achievement
  • Work collaboratively with other CST members (school psychologist, school social worker, and when appropriate, related service providers such as the speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist and physical therapist) to determine a student’s eligibility for special education and related services
  • Work with other team members, including teachers and parents, to develop the Individual Education Program (IEP) for students classified as eligible for special education and related services
  • Work to ensure that parents understand their rights and their child’s rights concerning the NJ special education administrative code, N.J.A.C. 6A:14
  • Provide support to teachers in developing strategies for intervention and implementation of IEP goals

 

Case Managers

  • Maintain and monitor each student’s IEP
  • Attend referral, eligibility and annual IEP review meetings
  • Observe students in the classroom on a continual basis
  • Keep in touch with parents and teachers to address any concerns
  • Reevaluate students with IEPs every three years or more often as necessary
  • Meet regularly with other team members to review cases and share ideas
  • Keep up-to-date about information regarding any revisions or addendums to N.J.A.C. 6A:14.