District Announcements

  • 2017 PRIDE Survey Results were presented to the Board of Ed. and Community on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Power Point is attached, here...

    OCADA (Our Community Against Drug Abuse) Coalition will present outcomes and insights from our most recent PRIDE Survey results. 

    The PRIDE Survey was given county-wide to 8th and 11th grade students in the Spring of 2017.  Results and analysis provide important information to the school community regarding substance use, availability, perception of risk and trends among our youth.  To find out more about OCADA, please visit www.ocadacoalition.org

     

    Communications
  • Thank you for your participation in our Community Forum Series. We invite you to continue the dialogue via Let's Talk!

    In Nyack Schools, we are interested in continuing a community-wide, collaborative conversation of what it takes to ensure that all students succeed and how to measure that success in our ever-changing, complex world.

    With Let's Talk! , we respond promptly and directly to your concerns, questions, suggestions and comments when you provide us with your contact information and the dialogue is continued.   If you choose, submissions can also be anonymous.  Please see the attached flyer with specific instructions for how to use Let's Talk!

    Whether you are a student, parent, staff or community member, we are listening and hope to hear from you!

    Communications

Speech & Language Services

Speech Services are provided in all schools and grade levels as part of a student’s regular or Special Education program.

Speech and Language intervention is provided when appropriate for those students needing direct instruction in the areas of: phonology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. In addition, students with weaknesses in voice or fluency may also receive services.

Parents are encouraged to understand their child’s speech and/or language needs, the goals of therapy and what they can do at home to enhance their child’s progress. This parental involvement helps to support carryover and generalization of communication skills.

Program Description:

Students classified by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) may receive speech Therapy Services according to their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

¨       Frequency and duration of these services are individually mandated to meet student needs.

¨       Goals and objectives of therapy are individually determined based on the student’s current level of functioning.

¨       Non-classified students may receive Speech-Language Services as Educationally related Services (ERSS) if deemed appropriate by the building Instructional Support Teams (IST).

Types of Problems:

Articulation Disorders
Language Disorders
Receptive Language
Expressive Language
Fluency Disorders
Voice Disorders     

Speech and Language Teachers: 

Erin Shannon

Liberty Elementary School

eshannon@nyackschools.org

353-7254  

Luana Maddalena

Upper Nyack Elementary School

lmaddalena@nyackschools.org

353-6345 

Meredith Handt

Valley Cottage Elementary School        

mhandt@nyackschools.org

353-7294

Emily Griffin

Nyack Middle School and Nyack High School       

egriffin@nyackschools.org            

353-7200