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Other Special Services Support

Ms. Karly Stepper, BCBA
(201)- 321- 9798

Karly Stepper is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and earned her Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell University. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Bloomsburg University. Karly has been working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities for 5 years using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Karly gained clinical experience at Caldwell University’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis where she developed skills as a practicum student working with children from 3-16 years old diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Karly has provided services in home-based therapy ABA programs as well as the public school setting. She has experience conducting assessments including functional analyses', developing ABA skill acquisition programming, conducting staff training, and implementing behavior management interventions individualized to students specific needs. Karly is dedicated to support the educational and behavioral needs of the students of Secaucus.


Occupational Therapy

Ms. Lori Scudillo COTA/L
Ms. Lori Scudillo,  is a NJ licensed and nationally registered Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) who graduated from Rutgers School of Health Professions (OTA) program.   She has been practicing pediatric and school based Occupational Therapy for 5 years. 

Ms. Scudillo’s love for the field of pediatrics began while completing her first fieldwork experience at a private school placement.  Upon graduating, Ms. Scudillo’s focus has remained on supporting students, teachers and families in school based settings.

Ms. Scudillo continues to participate on the Rutgers OTA academic advisory board, interviewing and assessing potential students for their acceptance into the program.

Ms. Jennifer Wagner, MSOTR/L 
Ms. Jennifer Wagner MSOTR/L, owner of CCL Therapy, is a NJ licensed and registered Occupational Therapist who graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from College Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania.  She has been practicing pediatric and school based Occupational Therapy for over 25 years.   Ms.  Wagner is excited to continue to be a part of the Secaucus Public Schools and looks forward to collaborating with parents and staff in developing effective service models to meet each student’s individual needs. 


Mrs. Kristin Cinquino, MSOTR/L 
Mrs. Kristin Cinquino is a NJ licensed and registered  Occupational Therapist who graduated with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She has been practicing pediatric and school based Occupational Therapy for 9 years. She has gained experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, early intervention and school based services which allows her to bring a variety of knowledge from each setting. Kristin actively evaluates students in a variety of districts throughout New Jersey bringing prior experience from districts in New York City and Pennsylvania. She also serves as a guest lecturer at Touro College in New York City.


Physical Therapy

Mrs. Christina DeGennaro, PT, DPT
Christina DeGennaro is a New Jersey licensed Physical Therapist who graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science from The College of New Jersey.  Christina began her career in the acute rehabilitation setting specializing in orthopedic, cardiac and amputee rehabilitation.  She then transitioned into the outpatient orthopedic setting where she became the director of her clinic.  Since 2016, Christina has focused on working with the pediatric population in both the school and outpatient settings.  She evaluates and treats students in New Jersey school districts.  Christina joined the Secaucus team in July 2019 and is looking forward to this upcoming school year.
Mrs. Dara Hochstadter, PT, MSPT

Dara Hochstadter, owner of Fun Fit Therapy, is a New Jersey licensed Physical Therapist who graduated from Long Island University with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  She has been practicing pediatric and school based Physical Therapy for over 25 years.  Mrs. Hochstadter specializes in evaluating and treating children between the ages of 3-21 in school districts throughout New Jersey.  Mrs. Hochstadter focuses on a team approach to develop individualized programs to best meet the needs of the student.