Special Education

In the Shamong Twp. School District, Special Education is the third tier in a continuum of services available for students who are experiencing difficulties in the classroom. This tier is based on the RTI (Response to Intervention) model. Students reaching this tier have an individualized program that is formally documented in an IEP or Individualized Education Program. Shamong Twp. School District has all placements available as defined by the New Jersey Administrative Code. Each student's program is designed to provide the appropriate interventions and services in the least restrictive environment.

The majority of classified students receive their instruction in the regular education class. Others maybe pulled out to a special education class for small group instruction. All students are included in the mainstream for homeroom, lunch, specials, and school-wide activities. A multi-sensory phonetic instructional program will be utilized in  language arts, along with an array of supplemental support resources designed to be utilized with the general education math curriculum. 

 The Shamong Township School District services 3 and 4 year old students who have been identified as needing Special Education and Related Services under the category Pre-School Disabled through Child Find efforts.  This program focuses on speech / language development, social interaction, and gross and fine motor skills development as well as reading readiness and phonemic awareness.  Creative Curriculum is the guiding force of instruction in this program which runs in both the mornings and the afternoons on a half day schedule.  If you know of a 3 or 4 year old student who may be in need of identification services, please email Sandra Thurston, Director of Pupil Personnel Services at sthurston@shamongschools.org or call the office at 609-268-0220 ext 2008.