Pediatric Therapeutic Services

Innovative Pediatric Therapy Services

Therapeutic Services

For more than 20 years, Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS) has partnered with schools and districts to bring a comprehensive range of therapeutic services to their students. Our integrated special education support services empower students with disabilities and disorders to access their education, achieve measurable goals, and realize their full potential in the least restrictive environment.

Dive deeper into the many therapeutic services we offer and contact us to find out how you can help more students for less today!

Our Innovative Pediatric Therapy Services

At PTS, we provide services based on the specific needs of each school or district. We do this by placing highly trained therapists with your school. All of our therapists are qualified in their area of expertise. The pediatric therapeutic services we offer include:

Occupational Therapy (OT)

In school-based occupational therapy, “occupations” refer to daily activities like playing, learning, and socializing, and how they intersect in classroom learning. OT helps students who have motor, sensory, and visual-perceptual impairments with their ability to manipulate tools (like scissors), as well as:
  • Perform self-care skills.
  • Attend to tasks and organize work.
  • Improve legibility of drawing and writing.

Physical Therapy (PT)

School-based physical therapy helps students with physical and motor skills disabilities feel comfortable and supported in their physical environments. This may include helping students get on and off the bus and:
  • Access outdoor play equipment.
  • Navigate stairs, curves, and ramps.
  • Maintain a sitting posture due to low muscle tone.

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

School-based speech-language pathologists help students who have speech or language barriers that prevent them from understanding and participating in classroom instruction. Along with that, SLP pathologists can help students:
  • Understand classroom rules and expectations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with others.
  • Express their needs to teachers and other adults.

School Psychology

School psychologists evaluate the effectiveness of a student’s academic program, classroom routine, and treatment strategies through individual, group, and organizational interventions and counseling to promote emotional and mental health. Our school psychologists perform both individual and group counseling, as well as:
  • Consultations with school personnel.
  • Comprehensive psychology evaluations.
  • Teacher trainings on various learning and mental health topics.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health providers work with the administration to establish protocols to ensure that students are supported by the appropriate specialist. Our behavioral health team includes:
  • Licensed Behavior Specialists
  • Registered Behavior Technicians
  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts

Social Work

Social workers help students function, learn, and succeed scholastically and socially while navigating social forces that may negatively affect their role as students. They act as a crucial link between home, school, and community by assessing students’ biopsychosocial well-being, evaluating students’ most pressing challenges, and identifying viable treatment strategies. Along with that, social workers may:

  • Provide case management services.
  • Stage crisis interventions and deliver direct support and therapy to students.
  • Facilitate student and family access to financial and healthcare assistance programs.

Mental Health Services

Our school counselors and licensed certified mental health professionals collaborate with teaching staff on appropriate interventions and can do the following:

  • Address the needs of the whole child.
  • Prevent costly outplacements for even the most complex students.
  • Provide direct service individually and in small groups, promoting social/emotional wellness and development.

Nursing

School nurses work to advance the well-being, academic success, lifelong achievement, and health of students by facilitating a healthy and safe environment. They also:

  • Provide case management services.
  • Actively collaborate with IEP teams.
  • Intervene with student health concerns and problems.

Teletherapy

Teletherapy is crucial for schools to seamlessly transition between in-person and remote learning without interrupting student progress. While we do not offer our own remote learning platform, we can help you discover and use the full potential of yours to deliver therapy services. We understand that this is even more important in a post-pandemic school environment.

Help More Students for Less with PTS

PTS provides schools with the therapists and framework they need to deliver comprehensive therapeutic services to their students—without increasing program costs. Contact us at PTS to find out more about the therapeutic services we can provide your district today!

Technology and Other Tools to Support Students and School Districts

In an increasingly digital world, it’s vital to have the right technologies to provide the services schools and students need to succeed. That’s why PTS offers digital tools and services to help you grow and improve your special education program while reducing program costs.

BudgetWatch™

Our innovative BudgetWatch™ software allows you to collect data on critical aspects of your therapy program, such as:

  • Therapist caseloads
  • Program efficiency
  • Disability and FBA referrals
  • Therapy costs
  • Overall program effectiveness

Budget Watch™ and Program Summary Reports

Once all the data is collected, our Program Summary Reports, or BudgetWatch™ Summary Reports, allow you to use that information to get a concise overview of what is happening in your related service program.

As PTS management analyzes trends and consults with therapists to uncover driving forces behind those trends, we’re able to offer data-driven solutions for improving and refining your program, including:

  • Making budget forecasts
  • Controlling costs
  • Pinpointing areas in need of additional teacher training
  • Correcting small problems before they become big ones
  • Comparing trends from year to year
  • Getting a long-term picture of what is happening in your therapy program
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