Special Services

Child Study Team Services

The Child Study Team (CST) is a group of professionals employed by Gloucester Township Public Schools who provide consultative, evaluative and prescriptive services to students, teachers and parents in regard to students who are experiencing school related difficulties.

Who are the members of the Child Study Team?

The members of the Child Study Team as determined by the New Jersey Department of Education are a School Psychologist, a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant and a School Social Worker.

What are the responsibilities of the School Psychologist?

The School Psychologist has expertise in determining a child’s level of cognitive and conceptual development.  In addition, the School Psychologist is concerned with the emotional status of the student, and how both internal and external factors may affect behavior and performance in school.  The School Psychologist works with both general and special education teachers to support classified and at-risk students. 

What are the responsibilities of the Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant?

The Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C) is trained to determine the learning styles of students, identify specific achievement levels in a variety of content areas, and recommend specific teaching methods and strategies that may benefit a student. This professional is generally called upon to model specific strategies and methods that may benefit students within the academic setting.

What are the responsibilities of the School Social Worker?

The expertise of the School Social Worker focuses on assessing the student relative to the family, the school, and the community.  This professional generally gathers information concerning the student’s health, family, and school history, as it pertains to the student’s current functionality.  The School Social Worker is also the professional most responsible for coordinating community resources on behalf of students and their families.

Who are the Child Study Team members in each of our schools? 

Click on the Staff link to the right to obtain contact information for the Child Study Team members.