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

    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
    716-694-7660, ext. 2027


    School Psychologist Doug Peita
    MS/HS, 716-694-7660, ext. 2028

    School Psychologist Mark Mucci
    Mullen, 716-694-6805, ext. 1744
    Riverview, 716-694-7697, ext. 1262
    Fletcher, 716-694-7694, ext. 1616

    Social Work

    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 


    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