Special Education Team

  • Greenhalge Elementary School

    Preschool - 4th grade

    CSA program

     

    Special Education Team 

     

    Evaluation Team Chairperson (ETC) -  Amiee Galloway

    Psychologist - Maria Murillo

    Special Education Social Worker - Andrea Conway

    Speech Language Pathologist - (SLP) - Gail Thursby

    Speech Language Assistant - (SLA) - Maura McPhillips 

    Occupational Therapist - (OT) -  Kimberly Travis 

    Occupational Therapist - (OT) - Gianna Puleio

    Certified Occuptional Therapist - (COTA) - TBD

    Physical Therapist - ( PT ) - Carol O’neil

    Board Certified Behavioral Analyst - ( BCBA )  Danielle Archambeault

     

Available Special Education Programs

  • CSA Program

     

    Program Components: The Program for Children with Autism (CSA program) is a full day, five-day a week program during the school year with extended year services available with the team's recommendation. Instruction takes place in a small, highly structured environment with integrated therapeutic instruction embedded within the curriculum with goals established through assessment and data collection to reflect the individual needs of students. The program offers a small staff to student ratio where students are taught using a combination of small group and individualized instruction. Related support services include Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Physical Therapy as recommended by the Educational Team. Related service providers, building based teams (social worker, psychologist, ETC), BCBAs, District Behavior Specialists and the Autism Support Specialist collaborate with classroom staff to support the development and integration of skills throughout the school day. 

    The District Autism Support Specialist and the BCBA/District Behavior Specialists consult to our programs, attend IEP meetings, provide home support, and consult with parents and outside providers, as needed. They provide on-going staff training and in class support through modeling and coaching techniques. 

    Home component services can be provided using a consultation or direct in home service method. Staff work collaboratively with families to determine which method of home component services will best meet the needs of the family and student to provide the greatest benefits.