Students who participate in occupational therapy receive instruction on improving their fine motor skills, typically a lot of students are working on hand writing skills. Students who receive occupational therapy will have goals in their IEP and meet with their therapist as prescribed by the IEP.
The emphasis of school-based physical therapy is to help students access
the academic environment and participate in educationally related
activities as part of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Physical
therapists are responsible for evaluating and treating students with
disabilities, maintaining daily progress and attendance records, writing
progress reports, attending IEP meetings, and recommending adaptive
equipment, environmental accommodations, or assistive technology.
Physical therapy services are provided primarily through an integrated
service model, meaning services are a combination of direct
student-therapist contact with consultation and instruction to others
involved in the student’s educational program. Physical therapy services
include activities that address mobility, educational and work activities.
Speech and Language
Speech disorders occur when a person is unable to produce speech sounds
correctly or fluently, or has problems with their voice or resonance.
Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others
(receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings
(expressive language). Speech Language Pathologist or assistants
work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social
communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in students.
Counseling and Behavior Coach
The district provides a full-time counselor and behavior coach. The counselor and behavior coach provide social and emotional support for students. Through assessing behavior needs, implementing behavior plans, or just being available to talk with students they are an essential component to our special education program.