Itinerant Support Services
Provided through the
· Adaptive Physical Education
· Audiological Evaluation
· Behavioral Consultation
· Hearing /Visually Impaired Evaluation and Service
· Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Service
· Physical Therapy Evaluation and Service
Adapted Physical Education
is physical education which may be adapted or modified to address the individualized needs of children who have gross motor delays or disabilities. Focusing on each student’s individual needs, the student services team collaborates to develop appropriate adaptations to the PE curriculum.
is available for students who demonstrate significant behavior difficulties. Functional behavior assessments are provided along with the development of behavior intervention plans.
Hearing/Visually Impaired Evaluation and Services
are offered to students who have visual or hearing impairments. Once the student is evaluated, certified vision and hearing teachers provide necessary accommodations in order for students to access their educational environment and materials. Services may include individual instruction in the use of specialized equipment to compensate for hearing or vision loss, integrated instruction in the classroom, and consultation with appropriate staff. Itinerant teachers help develop students’ Individual Education Programs; communicate with parents and staff; obtain, develop and modify educational materials.
Occupational Therapy Evaluation and ServicesOccupational therapy (OT) services are provided by licensed therapists to students with sensorimotor impairments or delays that prevent or significantly limit their ability to benefit from special education. Following a formal evaluation and the development of the student’s individualized education plan, OT services are provided by therapists in cooperation with the teacher and other members of the educational team. General performance areas addressed by occupational therapy services that are curriculum-based are: self-care activities, educational tasks, vocational responsibilities, play or leisure skills. School-based occupational therapists have unique expertise in the impact that fine motor and sensorimotor challenges have on functions of the student role in the learning process. Test results are combined with skilled observations in order to design interventions that support special education programming.
Orientation and Mobility Evaluation and Services
Physical Therapy Evaluation and Services
What are Support Services?
Educational programs offer opportunities for academic growth. Special education provides individualized instruction that addresses independent learning styles. These are the primary services offered in a free, appropriate, public education. When students need additional support to access and/or benefit from their special education program, any of the itinerant services may be requested to support educational goals.
Therapists incorporate educationally relevant therapeutic activities throughout the school day. Students may be seen individually or in small groups, often integrated within their classrooms. Services may be provided in a variety of formats.
Direct: Therapist and student work together in a one-to-one or small group setting.
Integrated: Therapist works within the context of naturally-occurring classroom activities.
Consultative: Therapist meets with classroom teacher and/or support staff to collaborate on strategies for addressing complex behavioral, motor, or learning concerns.