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Welcome to the Child Study Team , Office of Special Services

Who are we?

The Child Study Team is a group of professionals that are involved in the identification, evaluation, and classification of students in the school district that might have some special needs.

What do we offer?

The Highlands Elementary Special Services department provides a wide variety of services to students with disabilities. Our programs can include intensive instruction and support according to the individual student's program, resource rooms to provide replacement instruction in small group settings, collaborative teaching models that utilize the expertise of both general education and special teachers, and in-class support for supplemental support in the general education setting. The district also provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and counseling as related and described in the Individual Education Plan.

Team Members:

Director of Special Services:
Dr. Denise Lombardi
[email protected]
732-872-1476 x15
School Social Worker: 
Ms. Erin Smith
[email protected]
732-872-1476 x16
Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C):
Ms. Samantha D'Andrea
[email protected]
732-872-1476 x 17
School Psychologist:
Ms.Kimberly DaSilva
[email protected]
732-872-1476 x 15
School Psychologist:
Aria Mirabella
Child Study Team Secretary: 
Ms. Kelly Kerr
[email protected]
732-872-1476 x15