Office in C.B. Lamb Elementary School:
Monday - Friday
Thara Srikanth is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who earned her Master's Degree as a Special Education Teacher from The College of New Jersey and completed her Post Master's Degree certification from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. Thara has experience working with children who have a diagnosis of Autism and other disabilities. She also works with students in the General Education classroom as an intervention specialist.
v Provides training in special education law and behavior intervention
v Conducts assessments for students with behavioral challenges
v Consults with school psychologist, teachers, ABA therapists, case managers, administrators and parents
v Conducts diagnostic teaching interventions with selected students
v Provides training and consultation in the adaptation of appropriate curriculum strategies
v Provides training for Educational Assistants and Paraprofessionals
v Provides training in classroom data collection in order to document student academic and behavioral progress
v Develops, monitors and evaluates student data collection throughout the North Hanover Township School District
v Attends IEP meetings as a resource for teachers, case managers and parents
v Conducts student groups for appropriate social skills development and feedback through role-play, modeling and video conferencing.
The Speech and Language Specialists provide direct speech and language therapies to students with identified speech, language and hearing disabilities. They plan and teach lessons based on a student’s Individualized Education Program [IEP] that are age-appropriate and related to the general education curriculum. Speech and Language lessons may be conducted in a Speech Therapy room or in the classroom setting. Speech and Language specialists evaluate student progress and keep the parents informed on a regular basis. A written statement of how this will be done is included in each student’s IEP.
Occupational therapy as an educational support service is different from occupational therapy in a hospital or clinic setting. School-based therapists focus on assisting students to acquire the functional abilities necessary to access educational materials and adapt to their educational environment. An Occupational Therapist may help students with daily activities related to educational participation, teaching adaptive skills and alternative methods, and facilitate the use of assistive devices. Our Occupational therapist works collaboratively with other educational staff members and parents to help students appropriately engage in their educational activities. This collaboration is also the foundation for promoting the participation of students with disabilities in the general educational environment.