VCMS - Pupil Personnel Services


Occupational Therapy at VCMS:

School-based occupational therapy is designed to enhance the student's ability to fully access, and be successful in, the learning environment. This might include working on handwriting, visual perceptual skills, or fine motor coordination so the child can complete written assignments.  It might also include helping the child organize himself or herself in the environment, working with the teacher to modify the classroom, and adapting learning materials to facilitate successful participation.

(Taken from the American OT web-site)

School Psychologist at VCMS:

Mrs. Marybeth Abbatello

Speech and Language Therapy at VCMS:

Speech and Language Pathologist:

Ms Elisha Cohen

Elisha Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP is VCMS’ licensed, certified speech-language pathologist. She holds her BA from Ithaca College and her MA from Hofstra University. Elisha moved to CT and Vernon area two years ago. Originally from NJ, some students and staff say she has an accent! Besides testing and working with your students who have communication challenges, she is a mother of two young adult sons, a west coast swing dancer, a yoga enthusiast and an active traveler. Please feel free to contact her with any questions pertaining to communication skills from birth through adulthood. Some areas include: understanding and expressing language, social language skills, speech sound production, voice/dialect/accents, fluency/stuttering and/or hearing impairment.

Teacher for the Hearing Impaired at VCMS:

Ms Nancy Martin


Vernon Public Schools Mission Statement

The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with
high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.