Special Education Team
Pyne Arts Magnet School
Preschool - 8th grade
Special Education Team
Evaluation Team Chairperson - (ETC) - Tracy Bowers
Psychologist - Melanie Eichelberger
Special Education Social Worker - Carolyn Kaulbach
Speech Language Pathologist - (SLP) - Lori McCarthy
Speech Language Pathologist - (SLP) - Sarah Ross
Speech Language Assistant - (SLA) - Noreen Dutile
Occupational Therapist - (OT) - Doreen Weber
COTA - TBD
Physical Therapist - (PT) - Carol O’Neil
Preschool CSA Teacher - Holly Doherty
Kindergarten - First grade - Alison Gervais
Second grade - Fourth grade - Abigail Deanyelo
Available Special Education Programs
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.