Child Study Team Part II

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Every year there are students whose social-emotional and academic difficulties surface. When that happens, teachers are distracted from their broader goals to help those individuals needing extra support. Understanding the process of assessing and referring students to save time and energy is important for both the individual student and overall classroom.

Learning Objectives

  1. Appreciate your role as a regular education teacher regarding atypical student issues.
  2. Understand how to collect data to support the work of the school psychologist and CST.
  3. Explore the various roles and responsibilities on the CST.


About the Author

Karen D'Avino

Karen D'Avino

After twenty-three years in education, the philosophy I embrace has been inspired by many educators, coaches, mentors, and leaders. The belief that all children can learn and be successful is a fundamental tenet.

The exciting recent changes in education allow equity and access for all students, across all communities in our country. The daily implementation of technology, innovation, and a growth mindset coupled with a caring, nurturing environment are essential for student growth.

As the need for mental health support and prevention increases, I believe we will see another shift in education, where social emotional learning is at the forefront.

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