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Mrs. Karen Mortillaro
I am a Hamilton Township District Speech and Language Specialist. I am currently at three elementary schools this year. I am at Wilson Elementary two full days a week, Kisthardt 1 1/2 days a week, and Alexander Elementary 1 1/2 days a week. My job description includes evaluating, diagnosing and providing speech and language services to students classified as ESLS( Eligible fo Speech Language Services), as well as Special Education students under the classification CI ( Communication Impaired) , SLD (Specific Learning Disabilities, BD (Behavioral Disorders), and Preschool Disabled populations. Prior to my employment at Hamilton School district I worked for Mercer County Special Services for four years, where I worked with Autistic students at Joseph Capello Elementary School. I also was employed by Capital Health System as a clinical Speech and Language Pathologist where I evaluated, diagnosed, and treated preschool and school aged students, as well as acute care adult population treating for aphasia and dysphagia. While raising me children and being a stay at home mom for 10 years I worked part time for a private practitioner ( Kay Monkhouse PhD MS CCC-SLP) in Princeton for 8 years . I also was employed by the Nyack Public Schools as a Speech and Language Pathologist for 8 years prior to my marriage and relocation to New Jesrsey in 1988. I presently live in Pennington with my husband, my son who is 20 years old and attending Penn State University, my 25 year old daughter who is a Resource Room teacher for Monroe School Distict, and our adorable maltipoo puppy Cody who we recently adopted this past April.