These educationally based services are provided so that the students can more optimally access their school program.
The focus of Occupational Therapy is to develop and /or improve sensory processing, gross motor foundation, fine motor skills, perceptual skills, written communication skills, work related skills and independent living skills. Therapy services may be implemented in individual sessions, group lessons or integrated into the classroom.
Physical Therapy interventions are designed to enable the student to travel throughout the school environment; participate in classroom activities; maintain and change positions in the classroom; as well as manage stairs and restrooms.
Nurses administer medications, care for students who are ill or injured, provide health counseling, and perform health screenings. They also work with staff and parents to share medical information.
Speech and Language Therapy is provided individually, in small groups and within classroom settings. Therapists address students’ speech and language needs as identified in their IEP. Therapy sessions focus on language content, form, and use as well as articulation/intelligibility, auditory attention and processing, oral-motor practice, augmentative communication, and compensatory strategies for speech and language deficits.
The Midland school psychologist and social worker provide individual and group counseling for students as indicated in their IEP, or based on needs identified by the Midland staff.