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Instructional Support Services

Instructional Support Services

Our team of specialists helps children who have issues with behavior, social skills, emotions, speech, language, or development.  Specialists usually work with children one on one, and it’s very common for students to receive more than one type of support service.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is a way of helping kids learn. Tools like text-to-speech software let kids who struggle with reading see text and hear it at the same time.

Our program consultants work with your child and their classroom teacher to find the right tool for your child.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Some students with autism communicate by speaking, and others use nonverbal communication.  Just like autism looks different for every child, the ways we support them are different too.

Our program consultants work together with each child, their parents, and teachers to decide which support to use and monitor its success.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Different methods of communication, like sign language and finger-spelling, and interpreters are used to communicate with your child – and to teach them to communicate with others.

Assistive technology tools, like speech-to-text software, can help make it easier for students to communicate with their teachers and classmates.

Homebound & Hospitalized Services

When illness prevents a student from attending school for more than 5 consecutive days, homebound teachers help them keep up with assignments and tests until they’re able to return to school.

Medical Care

Registered nurses provide medical care to students with significant or complex health care needs.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work on building the motor skills students need to do everyday tasks like holding a pencil or getting dressed.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists work with students to develop their large muscle groups and build strength and coordination so they can enjoy activities like riding a bike.

Psychology

School psychologists work with a child’s teacher to develop strategies that complement how the student learns. Psychologists also address emotional issues. For example, students with anxiety learn relaxation techniques.

Social Work

In addition to helping students develop positive social skills, school social workers connect students and their families with community resources for food, clothing, housing, medical care, or tutoring.

Speech and Language

Speech and language therapists work to build communication skills at every age. To build literacy skills, therapists teach young children to sound out letters. Older students learn the rules of conversation, such as taking turns speaking and listening to others.

Attendance and Truancy

Chronic absenteeism may prevent children from reaching early learning milestones, increase the likelihood of dropping out, and has been linked to poor outcomes later in life. Our Attendance Liaison acts as the go-between the child and their family, and the school, helping to keep the child in school and the family from entering the court system.

Visual Impairments

Orientation and mobility services help students with visual impairments gain independence by teaching them how to use hearing, touch, and navigate their surroundings.

Older students learn advanced skills such as using a cane to clear a path, crossing streets and riding on public transportation.