Students who require related services, including speech therapy and occupational therapy receive those services at Capstone Academy. Related service providers are an integral part of the IEP team and IEP development. Capstone Staff and the related service providers work collaboratively in an ongoing manner to help support all areas of development for students.
Medley and Mesaric Therapy Associates provides all speech services at Capstone Academy, including direct therapy, consultation, and training. Consultation and/or training is provided to classroom staff to support the needs of students and to transfer skills that are being worked on in direct therapy sessions. In addition, MMTA staff provide school-wide trainings to staff as part of the annual preservice workshops. Topics may include social engagement, social cognition (including Theory of Mind), pragmatic language (including conversation skills), and communicative behavior strategies. MMTA brings years of experience working with students with significant social and communication needs from kindergarten through graduation and beyond.
Therapy Works for Kids provides Occupational Therapy services at Capstone Academy, including direct therapy, consultation, and training. Consultation and/or training is provided to classroom staff to support their understanding of the students’ learning style and their processing needs in order to access their full capacities for engaging and learning.
Direct occupational therapy intervention may include various techniques to support the acquisition of all daily leaving skills, always keeping a focus on the student’s overall strength and the underlying foundation supporting the skills targeted.
Therapy Works for Kids also assists with the organization and implementation of daily sensory based activities to support students’ level of arousal and regulatory needs across all educational environments, throughout their academic day. We look forward to working with you as part of the Capstone team!