Related Services

  • The Hendrick Hudson School district has a number of Related Services available to students who are academically impacted by specific delays or impairments. 

    The following are descriptions of services that may be recommended:

    • Speech and Language Therapy - the treatment of speech/language deficits and disorders.
    • Counseling - assistance in resolving personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties.
    • Occupational Therapy - helps to improve basic fine motor functions, sensory needs and visual skills.
    • Physical Therapy – helps to improve gross motor function and safe negotiation of the school environment.

    Determination for the need of services:

    Students may be referred to the Instructional Support Team (IST) where students are discussed by a group of school professionals who make recommendations for screenings and/or services. Where eligible for classification, students may also be recommended for services through the Section 504 Committee or the Committee on Special Education. 

    Our staff in each school can be contacted at the numbers below:

    HHHS

    Jennifer Lupiani-Psychologist, (914) 257-5876 
    John Duff-Social Worker, (914) 257-5877
    Lisa Heffler-Speech Pathologist, (914) 257-5800 
    Jessica VanValkenburg-Occupational Therapist, (914) 257-5648
    Dianna Palmisano–Physical Therapist, (914) 257-5400
    Veronica Mayo-COTA, (914) 257-5100 x 646
    Megan Brenner, Social Worker, (914) 257-5878

    BMMS

    Richard Brodsky-Psychologist, (914) 257-5742
    Stefanie Westrick-Social Worker, (914) 257-5740
    Lisa Heffler-Speech Pathologist, (914) 257-5758
    Karen Burstein-Speech-Language Pathologist, (914) 257-5550 x 6541
    Jessica VanValkenburg-Occupational Therapist, (914) 257-5648
    Dianna Palmisano–Physical Therapist, (914) 257-5400
    Veronica Mayo-COTA, (914) 257-5100 x 646
    Diane Burns-Dobson, Social Worker, (914) 257-5745


    FWS

    Ann Constantine-Social Worker,(914) 257-5645    
    Sandra Higgitt-Speech Pathologist,(914) 257-5644
    Jessica VanValkenburg-Occupational Therapist, (914) 257-5648
    Dianna Palmisano–Physical Therapist, (914) 257-5400
    Veronica Mayo-COTA, (914) 257-5100 x 646
    Christina Ré-School Psychologist, (914) 257-5642

    FGL

    Katherine Ostrye-School Psychologist,(914) 257-5542
    Ann Constantine-Social Worker, (914) 257-5645
    Susan Burke-James-Speech Pathologist,(914) 257- 5563
    Sandra Higgitt-Speech Pathologist,(914) 257-5567
    Karen Burstein-Speech-Language Pathologist, (914) 257-5550 x 6541
    Jessica VanValkenburg-Occupational Therapist, (914) 257-5648
    Dianna Palmisano–Physical Therapist, (914) 257-5400
    Veronica Mayo-COTA, (914) 257-5100 x 646


    BV
     
       
    Jennifer Tait-Speech Pathologist,(914) 257-5445          
    Jessica VanValkenburg-Occupational Therapist, (914) 257-5648
    Dianna Palmisano–Physical Therapist, (914) 257-5400
    Veronica Mayo-COTA, (914) 257-5100 x 646
    Heather Wynne-School Psychologist, (914) 257-5462