Project Child Find
The Special Services Department of the Sparta School district, in compliance with Project Child Find, conducts evaluations, if warranted, for those children and/or adult students who may have learning problems in the areas of cognition, communication, social and emotional, and motor functioning. The evaluations are available to preschool children aged 3-5, to highly mobile students such as migrant and homeless students, and to students who may have a disability although they are advancing from grade to grade.
For more information on Project Child Find, contact the Special Services Department at 973.729-3165. The New Jersey Department of Education also has information on their website at http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/childfind/.
The District Child Study Team(s) consists of a School Psychologist, a Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant, and a School Social Worker. For pupils age three to five, the Child Study Team shall include a Speech and Language Specialist.
The Child Study Team members will develop, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of each individualized education program. Preventative and support services will be provided to non-disabled students as needed. Child Study Team members will deliver related services to students with a disability as indicated in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).
For students experiencing difficulty in the classroom, the Child Study Team members will provide services to the general education staff, which include techniques, materials, and programs at the request of the school-based Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) team. These services can include consultation with school staff and parents, as well as designing, implementing, and evaluating techniques/strategies to prevent and/or remediate classroom difficulties.