About Advanced Therapy
Advanced Therapy is a leader in providing pediatric therapy services since 1998. We provide therapy services to over 20 school districts, early intervention, preschool, evaluation and Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS) in 10 counties and a 2 ½ – 5 hour preschool enrichment program that is at no cost for those children who qualify. Our services include:
Our Occupational Therapists render services to children demonstrating functional skill acquisition delays in the areas of fine motor, visual motor, perceptual, sensory processing, muscle strength and coordination, graphomotor, adaptive, and life skills. Via the use of purposeful and meaningful treatment strategies our therapists are able to empower students to achieve goals and generalize them into the academic, home, and community contexts.
Our Physical Therapists render services to children demonstrating functional skill acquisition delays in the areas of gross motor, ambulation, strength and agility, balance and coordination, postural control and proprioception, motor planning, sensory processing, muscle strength and coordination, and life skills. Via the use of purposeful and meaningful treatment strategies our therapists are able to empower students to achieve goals and generalize them into the academic, home, and community contexts.
Speech Language Pathology
Our Speech Language Pathologists render services to children demonstrating functional skill acquisition delays in the areas of receptive language, expressive language, articulation, swallowing, pragmatics, articulation, and stuttering. Via the use of purposeful and meaningful treatment strategies our therapists are able to empower students to achieve goals and generalize them into the academic, home, and community contexts.
Special Education Itinerant Services
Our special education teachers work with children within their educational, childcare or home setting. They provide specialized individual or group instruction and/or indirect services to students with cognitive and learning delays. Special Education teachers assist the child’s classroom teacher in adjusting the learning environment and/or modifying their instructional methods to meet the individual needs of the student.
Special Education in Integrated Setting and Special Class
Our special education teachers work with children ages three-five in classroom settings in collaboration with area school districts/preschools. Our teachers encourage the growth of the whole child through a combination of individualized instruction, whole group instruction, and play. Through this approach our teachers support the cognitive, language, physical, and social-emotional growth of children. Our teachers work in partnership with various teaching staff and service providers in the classroom setting to ensure children’s needs are met, Individualized Education Programs are implemented, and that children are provided with the level of support needed to participate in age –appropriate activities in the educational setting. Our teachers are also in close communication with parents and families to build and strengthen the home-school connection, and to further the mission of each particular district we partner with.
Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Our Teachers of the Blind Visually Impaired (TVI) provide direct and/or consultative special education services specific to vision loss. The TVI provides support to students, teachers, and parents and acts as a liaison with community services. The TVI works with the educational team by advising the team about ways of enhancing the student’s learning by adapting activities and materials to the student’s abilities.
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Our Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TOD) provides direct or consultative services to students with a hearing loss. The TOD addresses the unique educational, communication, and social/emotional needs of the student with hearing loss and provides guidance to the student’s family and school personnel.
Pre-Kindergarten Teachers/Teacher Assistants
Our teachers and teacher assistants collaborate with surrounding districts to implement and support each district’s specific mission for their school community. Our staff provide children with a safe, nurturing, child-centered learning environment that supports the development of the whole child. Teachers in these classrooms work with children who meet district eligibility for pre-kindergarten. Our teachers focus on implementing a curriculum that engages and motivates children to become lifelong and enthusiastic learners. Through play and structured tasks and activities, our teachers support children with their cognitive, language, physical and social-emotional growth. Teachers are careful to plan activities that are a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated tasks, in order to promote the growth of the whole child. Teachers also complete intentional planning of tasks to focus instruction on the individual learning styles and needs of children. Teachers encourage the active engagement of parents or guardians through many whole family activities throughout the school year, in an effort to build a positive home-school connection.
Our school psychologists evaluate the physiological, cognitive, and social development of children. They also assess the effectiveness of academic programs, prevention programs, behavior management procedures, and other services provided in the school setting. They collaborate with teachers, parents, and school personnel to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all children.
Our social workers provide services to assist children and families when children exhibit delays in social and psychological skills. Using behavioral and social activities, our social workers help children achieve their therapy goals.
As a parent it can be frustrating when it’s necessary for your child to switch therapists as they transition to school. Advanced Therapy can offer you and your child continuity of therapy services based on your home district. Our staff provides both preschool and school based services, and therefore has the opportunity to follow a child’s development from birth through school age.