Monday, January 9, 2012

OC Library offers 2 programs to help parents learn about student classification process

School can be stressful for both students and parents, and many parents have the added responsibility of navigating the school classification process that determines which students need additional resources for their education.

With more than a dozen different categories and a high demand for resources, how do parents even begin to navigate through the process and get the resources their child might need?

The Ocean County Library will offer a program at two locations to help parents navigate the classification process used by local schools.

A Child Study Team (School Psychologist, School Social Worker, and Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant) will provide information about the process and discuss Individualized Education Plans, cognitive and educational testing, and parental rights.

This program is designed for parents who have children who are or may soon be classified with special needs as well as teachers who would benefit from more information about the process.  The program will include a question and answer period. Refreshments will be served.

The first presentation will be held Saturday January 14, 9:30 am – 12 pm at the Lacey Branch (609-693-8566.) The second presentation will be held Saturday February 11, 9:30 am - noon at the Toms River Branch (732-349-6200.) The programs are free and open to the public but registration is required. Register at www.theoceancountylibrary or by telephone (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514

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