Based upon the data and assessment, the specific needs of students are addressed throughout the school environment. In addition to consultation to the clinical team therapies typically include individual, small group and large group sessions.
Social activity time is used to grow play, gross motor, fine motor, communication, socialization and other important skills. Students participate with similar peers within therapy, social as well as snack/lunch periods. Learning and intervention are continuous throughout the day in a variety of activities and contexts as well with multiple staff members. A daily home communication binder is used to stay in communication with the family and to be partners in the learning and therapy process. Parents are encouraged to participate in periodic observations of their student.
Length of a child’s program is dependent upon the individual child. The Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends between 25 and 40 hours of behaviorally based intensive intervention per week. Such intensive structure offers the most effective amount of intervention and is proven by research and recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General.
Speech and Occupational therapies are included in curriculums as determined by a student’s Individualized Education Program. These therapy services are provided by the Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists at KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center.