Individualized Educational and Behavior Management Plans (IEP’s)
The IEP will provide comprehensive educational plans based on the present level of student/child’s academic, cognitive and behavior functioning.
- Teacher training/support for special needs student program
- Parents training for all developmental disabilities and adjustment skills
Upon request, one of a multidisciplinary team will visit schools to assist in adjusting the learning environment of the individual with special abilities on all levels to foster a more inclusionary education.
Specialized support to schools:
Interact with school staff and participate in professional development program to raise awareness and equip staff on how to interpret IEP and implement suggested modification.
Learning Support Aide / Shadow Teacher Introductory Training Program:
Aimed at preparing these para-professionals for working with children that have unique learning and/or behavioral needs
SCHOOL & HOME SERVICES
- Parent training dealing with difficult behavior
- Homework help
- Teen Counseling
- Teacher training managing classroom with diverse population
- Behavior modification training
- Curriculum modification and IEP training
Special Services Include:
- using data to guide treatment decision making and determine the effectiveness of services;
- making service delivery decisions (e.g., admission/eligibility, frequency, duration, location, discharge/dismissal) across the lifespan;
- determining appropriate context(s) for service delivery (e.g., home, school, tele-practice, community);
- documenting provision of services in accordance with accepted procedures appropriate for the practice setting;
- collaborating with other professionals (e.g., identifying neonates and infants at risk for hearing loss, participating in palliative care teams, planning lessons with educators, serving on student assistance teams);
- screening individuals for hearing loss or middle ear pathology using conventional pure-tone air conduction methods (including otoscopic inspection), otoacoustic emissions screening, and/or screening tympanometry;
- providing intervention and support services for children and adults diagnosed with speech and language disorders;
- providing intervention and support services for children and adults diagnosed with auditory
- counseling individuals, families, coworkers, educators, and other persons in the community regarding acceptance, adaptation, and decision making about communication and swallowing;
- facilitating the process of obtaining funding for equipment and services related to difficulties with communication and swallowing;
- serving as case managers, service delivery coordinators, and members of collaborative teams (e.g., individualized family service plan and individualized education program teams, transition planning teams);
- providing referrals and information to other professionals, agencies, and/or consumer organizations;
- developing, selecting, and prescribing multimodal augmentative and alternative communication systems, including unaided strategies (e.g., manual signs, gestures) and aided strategies (e.g., speech-generating devices, manual communication boards, picture schedules);
- providing services to individuals with hearing loss and their families/caregivers (e.g., auditory training for children with cochlear implants and hearing aids; speechreading; speech and language intervention secondary to hearing loss; visual inspection and listening checks of amplification devices for the purpose of troubleshooting, including verification of appropriate battery voltage);
- Addressing behaviors (e.g., perseverative or disruptive actions) and environments (e.g., classroom seating, positioning for swallowing safety or attention, communication opportunities) that affect communication and swallowing.