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    The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the third year of their Special Services Academy for special service directors, school psychologists, learning consultants, school social workers, and speech specialists.

    MISSION STATEMENT

    The purpose of the Special Services Academy is to create an opportunity for dialogue and an exchange of ideas and experiences for Directors of Special Services, Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultants, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, and Speech Language Specialists. Through collaboration with university administrators and faculty, the academy will provide professional learning communities that offer growth opportunities for members through sessions which focus on promoting reflective practice and positively impacting student and teacher learning. A network of support and resources for members will be established for developing new experiences.

    SPECIAL SERVICES ACADEMY STEERING COMMITTEE

    • Mary Brennan, Specialist Professor, School of Education, Monmouth University
    • Dr. Wendy Harriott, Associate Professor, Monmouth University
    • Dr. Stacy Lauderdale, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University
    • Dr. Carol McArthur-Amedeo, Lecturer, Monmouth University
    • Ms. Bonnie Nelson, LDT-C, Ocean Township Schools
    • Ms. Natalie Scarano, Special Education Supervisor, Woodbridge Township Schools
    • Ms. Diane Schrieks, Special Education Supervisor, Woodbridge Township Schools

    Special Services' Academy 2015 - 2016 Members

    Asbury Park School District

    Hazlet Township Public Schools

    Jackson School District

    Keansburg School District

    Little Egg Harbor School District

    Little Silver Public Schools

    Monmouth Regional High School

    Point Pleasant Borough Schools

    Toms River Regional Schools

    Woodbridge Township School District


     

    MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

    To become a member, please download our Special Services Academy Registration Form.

    The yearly fee for membership in the academy is $300. For additional information, contact The School of Education, Dean's Office, at 732-571-7518 or send an e-mail to soessa@monmouth.edu.

     

    WORKSHOP INFORMATION

    The Academy will hold four workshops a year with topics on timely issues directly related to matters of interest to special services directors, school psychologists, learning consultants, school social workers, and speech specialists.

    UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

    Session 1: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Evidence-based Practices for Students with Autism

    Session 2: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - Legal Issues

    Session 3: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - LRE Implementation

    Session 4: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - Assessment

    All 4 sessions are held from 12pm-2pm in the Magill Commons Club Rooms 107/108/109

    PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

    • Reading Approaches and Individualized Reading Programs
    • Role of the Social Worker on the Child Study Team
    • Dyslexia
    • Special Education and Its Relation to PARCC

     

    WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

    To register for our upcoming workshops, please download our Workshop Registration Form.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    For more information regarding the Special Services Academy and its workshop series, please call 732-571-7518 or send e-mail to soessa@monmouth.edu.

    Additional Information

    Press Releases

    PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University School of Education Special Services Academy Begins its Third Year with "Speech Therapy: Laws and Policies as Recommended by ASHA Related to Educational Services"

    PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University School of Education Special Services Academy Hosts "Transition Services" Presentation by ARC Representative, Maryann Antenucci

    PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University Special Services Academy Session III: "Impact of New Assessments and Teacher Evaluation Systems on Special Education"