The Department of Special Services


      Schools will be closed from Tuesday, March 17 - Friday, March 27, 2020.

      Additional information and daily updates can be found on the district's

      COVID-19 Resource Page found

      at https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058


      Members of the Department of Special Services will be available

      daily to answer any questions you may have.

      Our virtual Office Hours are as follows:

      AM Hours, Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      PM Hours, Monday - Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


      Speech Pathologist Contact Information

      Alison Calo, caloalis@orange.k12.nj.us                                                              Rosa Parks/Forest Street Schools

      Doreen Cruz-Delgado, dorenlis@orange.k12.nj.us                                              Park Ave. School

      Lisa Doren, dorenlis@orange.k12.nj.us                                                             OPA /Heywood Ave. School 

      Cathriona Fitzsimmons, fitzsica@orange.k12.nj.us                                             Forest St./Oakwood Ave. Schools

      Dana Goerke, goerkeda@orange.k12.nj.us                                                        Lincoln Avenue School

      Betty Holzberg, mohebabe@orange.k12.nj.us                                                    OHS

      Lynn Philippe, philiply@orange.k12.nj.us                                                           Lincoln Ave. School/Norgenes Child Care Center 

      Scott Ryerson, ryersosc@orange.k12.nj.us                                                        OPA / Cleveland Street School

      Rachelle Simons, simonsra@orange.k12.nj.us                                                    MCDC/OECC/Scholars Academy





      Speech and Language Carry-over Activities


      Dear parents and guardians,

      Below please find resources and activities to work on with your child when school is not in session. These sites have many downloadable worksheets and interactive activities covering all areas of speech and language plus parent-friendly activities, suggestions, and information to help you    



      In these links, there are articulation activities and practice sheets that will help the student drill his/her sound. 

      Click here for articulation activities

      Articulation Packet

      Heather Speech Therapy


      Grammar Blast 

       Grammar activities utilizing different parts of speech

      Has/Have Worksheet


      Click here for inferencing games

      Click here for idiom games

      Reading Comprehension

      Reading Comprehension Addtional

      Parent Guided Activities 

      Car Activities

      Go on a Sign Hunt

      Parent Resources 


      Facilitating Expressive Language


      Home Speech Home

      Mommy Speech Therapy

      Speech Buddy

      Speech Sounds in the Home


      Super Duper Handouts

      Toddler Cheat Sheet


      Preschool Activities with Toys

      Spanish Language Activities

      Actividades para reinforzar lenguaje

      Actividades adicionales para reinforzar lenguaje


      Click here for vocabulary worksheets

      Click here for computer-based vocabulary games


      • associations
      • antonyms (opposites)
      • categories
      • homonyms
      • idioms
      • multiple meaning words
      • same & different
      • synonyms
      • WH questions
      • vocabulary