School Support Services
There is NO reason for your child to be labeled or stigmatized as a child with behavioral issues. Let us help you advocate for your child by educating the teacher(s)/staff on how to play to your child’s strengths and teaching them on how to interpret, reframe and successfully address their areas of need.
If your child is in a private school, our therapists (OT, SLP and Social Workers) can go into your child’s classroom on a weekly basis and facilitate social interactions (SW’s), prescribe and execute sensory diets and/or practice fine motor skills (OT’s) and work on speech/language and social pragmatics concerns (SLP’s).
If your child attend public school, our therapists can go into the school on a consultation basis and collaborate with the staff to address your child’s current needs.
Is your child’s teacher concerned about one or more of the following?
- Struggles with cutting, writing, forming letters, holding/manipulating fine motor utensils
- Struggles with keeping materials/supplies organized (folders, lockers, desk, backpack…)
- Forgets homework/ does not turn in assignments.
- Can’t seem to follow verbal directions in class.
- Sitting still/ seems “on the go”.
- Has difficulties tolerating changes in plans/routines/expectations
- Sitting and joining/participating in circle time/group activities.
- Constantly moves around, spins, seeks a good deal of input.
- Seems clumsy and uncoordinated.
- Is clumsy and awkward in his/her movements.
- Misses written and demonstrated directions frequently.
- Can’t seem to initiate or come up with ideas when asked to
- Hums, whistles, sings/makes noises throughout the day
- Holds hands over ears
- Has a hard time “watching” during instruction (even though he/she is likely listening)
- Avoids eye contact
- Startles easily
- Social and/or emotional concerns at school
- Slouches/slumps/sprawls in their chair or rests head on table during seatwork
- Fidgets with anything they can get their hands on
- Gets up and moves around more than other students
- Seems withdrawn from peers and activities
- Has a hard time making and sustaining friendships
- Has a hard time with physical activities
- Comes too close to other’s personal space/has a hard time standing in line
- Avoids getting messy OR does not register when he/she is messy
- If your child’s teacher has raised some concerns about one or more of the above bullet points, an occupational therapy evaluation is highly recommended.
- Not talking
- Not understanding verbal directions
- Not able to answer questions
- Unintelligible speech (hard to understand-articulation issues)
- Fluency of speech concerns (i.e. stuttering)
If your child’s teacher(s) are raising any of the above concerns, please call us today to discuss:
- Setting up a school observation
- Teacher/Therapist Consultation and Collaboration
- IEP/504 Plan alterations & modifications
Have a Question?
We would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please contact us and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.