Special Services

Programs & Services

Roles of the Child Study Team

The Child Study Team (CST) is a multidisciplinary group of professionals that provide parents and teachers with a variety of learning related services. Federal and state laws emphasize the importance of parents as key decision makers in the educational process. Child Study Team personnel share many common skills such as child advocacy, understanding of school functioning, knowledge and implementation of special education law, case management, transition planning, in-service training, research, and community collaboration. However, each discipline approaches the intervention and eligibility process from a different perspective based on the training and skills of each profession. 

This model is a team approach in which separate professionals assess the educational impact of a child’s learning, behavioral, emotional, social, community, health, communication and language functioning. As such, the Child Study Team provides students and parents with the most comprehensive and reliable method of assessing children's needs and recommending appropriate educational and related services. 

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