NJSLA State Assessment

Dr. Lorna Sullivan

Child Study Team Director/School Psychologist

Phone: 856-829-0087 Ext. 160

Cathryn Browning

Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant

Phone: 856-829-0087 Ext 158

Lora Palazzolo

School/Language Therapist

Phone: 856-829-0087 Ext 159

Elizabeth Odd

School Social Worker

Phone: 856-829-0087 Ext. 161

Do you have a child with delays or special needs who is not receiving services?

Operation Child Find

Contact the child study team for information about referral, evaluation and services.

Riverton School District’s Operation Child Find is looking to identify children between the ages of 3 through 21 with disabilities.

Do you know a child between the ages of 3 through 5 whom you suspect may have a developmental delay? This would include a delay in the area(s) of speech and language development, cognitive ability, fine or gross motor ability, and social or emotional maturity.

Do you know of a child between the ages of 3 through 21 experiencing significant difficulties in school achieving his/her potential?

Please contact the Child Study Team at 856-829-0087 ext161 if you suspect your child has a disability. The Child Study Team will provide information regarding assessment, eligibility requirements, programs, and services.

1-888-NJEI-INFO (1-888-653-4463)

The NJEIS has regionalized the system point of entry (SPOE) for referral of children (birth to age three), with developmental delays and disabilities. This toll-free number replaces the direct referral for early intervention through 21 county numbers. Families and primary referral sources will now only need to call 1-888-653-4463 to refer a child to the NJEIS.

For children (birth to age 21) with special health care needs, referrals continue to be made through the 21 county Special Child Health Case Management Units (SCHS-CMUs).

The SCHS-CMU referral numbers can be found at: www.nj.gov/health/fhs/sch/sccase.shtml

The Early Intervention System (EIS), under the Department of Health & Senior Services, implements New Jersey’s statewide system of services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families.

Child Development Checklist

Is there a child aged three, four or five in your life ……. who you are concerned is developing differently or is having problems learning? If so, help is available for eligible children.

Many potential future learning difficulties can be altered if the challenges are recognized early and help is made available. The following checklist is a guide to help you determine if you should seek further assistance to benefit your child:

Yes / No
  • Does your child play near other children by age 3?
  • Does your child join other children briefly in play by age 3?
  • Does your child imitate adults doing routine chores by age 2 or 3?
  • Does your child enjoy playing alone with pots and pans, sand, etc., by age 3?
  • Does your child share and take turns by age 3?
Yes / No
  • Does your child say his or her first and last name by age 3?
  • Does your child ask, “what” or “where” questions by age 3?
  • Does your child repeat common rhymes or TV jingles by age 3?
  • Does your child talk in short sentences by age 4?
  • By age 5, can people outside your family understand your child speak?
Yes / No
  • Is your child able to kick a ball by age 3?
  • Can your child run by age 3?
  • Does your child walk up and down steps by age 3?
  • Is your child able to balance on one foot for a short time by age 4?
  • Can your child throw a ball overhand and catch a large ball bounced to him or her by age 5?
Yes / No
  • Does your child understand simple directions by age 3?
  • Does your child associate functional use with familiar objects (such as a spoon for eating) by age 3?
  • Does your child understand simple stories told or read to him or her by age 3?
  • Does your child give reasonable answers to such questions as: naawers to such questions as, “What do you do when you are sleepy?” or “What do you do when you are hungry?” by age 4?
  • Does your child seem to understand the meanings of the words “today,” “tomorrow,” and “yesterday” by age 5?
Yes / No
  • Does your child respond to common indoor sounds (telephone, doorbell) or outdoor sounds(car, airplane)?
  • Does your child respond when you call from another room?
  • Does your child have frequent earaches or ear discharge?
  • Does your child turn the same ear toward a sound that he or she wishes to hear?
Yes / No
  • Does your child frequently rub his or her eyes or complain this their eyes hurt?
  • Does your child have reddened, watering or encrusted eyelids?
  • Does your child hold his or her head in a strained for awkward position (tilts head to either side, thrusts head forward or backward) when trying to look at a particular person or object?
  • Does your child sometimes or always cross one eye or both?
  • If you have checked several items listed above “yes” and you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age whom you suspect may have a development delay, please contact the Child Study Team- 856-829-0087×160.
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