Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy is provided by a New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) who has been certified by ASHA- American Speech and Hearing Association. Speech Therapy sessions are provided in a private office at school or in the community. Each of our students receives individual sessions and group sessions through our Lunch Bunch program.
During Lunch Bunch students travel off-site to a pre-selected local restaurant where our speech therapist utilizes the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding in a group setting. In our Friendship Class, we focus on group social/emotional learning interactions with some sessions being held off-site in the community.
Occupational Therapy is provided by a New York State Licensed OT in individual and group sessions. Sessions are conducted in our sensory gym or pushed in within the classroom.
Our OT also accompanies students on community visits to provide for the opportunity to push in a dynamic setting. Occupational Therapy is provided to help our students improve their fine/gross motor skills, grapho-motor and activities of daily living skills.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst / Licensed Behavior Analyst
Our BCBA is also a New York State LBA, also known by our students as the, “ Friendship Teacher.” The behavior analyst conducts and develops Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) as necessary. In addition, the behavior analyst provides staff trainings in evidence-based behavior management strategies, as well as in-situ support with crisis behavior management.
Counseling sessions are provided by a New York State licensed psychologist or mental health counselor.
Sessions are provided in 1:1 individual sessions or group sessions as appropriate.
Physical therapy is provided by a New York State licensed physical therapist. Sessions are provided in 1:1 individual session in the sensory gym. Included as part of a supplemental tuition addendum as needed.