Special Education Services

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Occupational Therapy

Ergotherapy

  • Fine Motor/Visual Motor

  • Letter reversal

  • Poor line awareness in handwriting

  • Poor margin use in written work

  • Difficulty copying written work

  • Trouble recognizing patterns and completing hands-on math problems

  • Difficulty catching or kicking a ball

  • Trouble with movement games like hopscotch

  • Clumsiness 

  • Difficulty with sports

  • Difficulty drawing and copying pictures or shapes

  • Puzzles

  • Sensory Motor/Gross Motor

  • Autism Spectrum/ADHD

  • Social awareness. Personal space. Regulation. Behaviors. Structure and schedule. Sensory processing.

  • Body in space

  • Awareness of  body is in space. Social skills. Sensory/gross motor skills.

  • LateralityCrossing midline of the body.

  • Knowing right from left. Reading and writing across a page.

  • Balance

  • Stimulate the growth and enlargement of neural networks. Support of Vestibular System.

  • Centering

  • Crossing midline top to bottom. Motor coordination. Disorganization/Organization.

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Speech Therapy

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Difficulties

  • Grammar. Vocabulary. Sequencing. Memory. Comprehension.​

  • Articulation Difficulties

  • Producing sounds in words, such as R or S​​

  • Phonological Difficulties

  • Awareness of where sounds go in words, such as substituting T for K​

  • Autism Spectrum/Social Language

  • Facial expressions. Body language. Figurative and abstract language.​

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Motor planning. Coordination difficulty with speech sounds.​

  • Fluency/Stuttering

  • Repetitions. Prolonged sounds. Words or sounds getting “stuck.”​

  • Voice

  • Volume. Hoarseness

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Special Education

  • Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans

  • Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students

  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student

  • Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities

  • Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one

  • Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress

  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals

  • Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators

  • Supervise and mentor teacher assistants who work with students with disabilities

  • Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation.

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School Psychology and
Counseling

School Psychologists test and diagnose children with learning disabilities including ADHD and Autism

Child counselors create an open, accepting and friendly environment for the child to explore his or her emotional issues, and use a variety of counseling techniques to help them deal with their problems. Child counselors are trained in a variety of techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and play therapy.

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