• Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

     
    School-based occupational/physical therapists help children with developmental delays become academically and socially successful in their school environment.  This is done using therapeutic techniques, making environmental modifications, and with the use of assistive technology.  In addition, therapists work directly with teachers and parents in order to help students develop the necessary skills needed to maximize their independence focusing on helping students improve:
    • eye-hand coordination
    • fine and gross motor skills
    • self-care skills
    • motor planning abilities
    • perceptual skills
    • sensory processing skills
    • play skills 

     

    Occupational Therapist Danielle Williams


    Physical Therapist Susan Calandra
    Faculty Webpage
    scalandra@tona.wnyric.org

    Mullen (homebase), 716-694-6805, ext. 1719
    Riverview, 716-694-7697, ext. 1248
    Fletcher, 716-694-7694, ext. 1602
    Middle/High School 694-7660, ext. 2004
     


    Speech Pathology

    The speech pathologists hold a valid New York State teaching certificate as a speech therapist. Responsibilities include identifying and evaluating students’ communication skills in articulation, language, voice, fluency and auditory. They promote literacy in the early grades through assessing and teaching phonological awareness skills, provide appropriate programs of therapy to meet individual student’s needs and improve speech and language disabilities, assess student progress on a quarterly basis, providing progress reports and holding appropriate conferences, participates on school’s Student Support Team and collaborates with teachers and other professionals.


    Speech Pathologist Kathy Andrews - Riverview, Fletcher
    Faculty Webpage

    Speech Pathologist Patricia "Trish" Crean - Mullen
    Faculty Webpage

    Speech Pathologist Chelsea Kasinski - Mullen
     
    Speech Pathologist Jenn Redanz - MS/HS
    jredanz@tona.wnyric.org
    716-694-7660, ext. 2027



    Psychology

    School Psychologist Doug Peita
    dpeita@tona.wnyric.org
    MS/HS, 716-694-7660, ext. 2028

    School Psychologist Mark Mucci
    mmucci@tona.wnyric.org
    Mullen, 716-694-6805, ext. 1744
    Riverview, 716-694-7697, ext. 1262
    Fletcher, 716-694-7694, ext. 1616
     

    Social Work

    Social Worker Jean Gargala -  MS, Fletcher
    Faculty Webpage
    MS, 716-694-7660, Ext. 2026
     
     
    Social Worker Marie Burger - Mullen, Riverview
    Faculty Webpage
    Mullen 716-694-6805, Ext. 1745 
    Riverview 716-694-7697, Ext. 1235
     
    Social Worker Joelle Labert - HS
    HS, 716-694-7660, Ext. 2013 
     
     

    Hearing 

    The Hearing & Cochlear Implant Program provides a variety of services to students with hearing loss.  Programming in this department is highly individualized. This department provides academic support, auditory training, speechreading training, amplification equipment, evaluations, consultations, and staff training at the building level.  Students who receive services from this department must have a current audiogram on file by a licensed audiologist or physician referral.

    Teacher for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
    Special Education Teacher Renee Cool 
    716-694-7660, ext. 2039
     

    Vision Services provided through BOCES