(518) 867-3061

School-Based Services


Advanced Therapy P.L.L.C. currently provides the following services to school districts:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology & Bilingual Speech language Pathology
  • Special Education Itinerant Services
  • Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Transition Services
  • Pre-Kindergarten Teachers/Teacher Assistants
  • Pre-school Special Education in Integrated Setting and Special Class

We service more than 30 school districts in and around the Capital Region. Our therapists are knowledgeable with IEP Direct and Clear Track as well as other commonly utilized Individualized Education Program development and reporting systems. Through a team approach, our clinicians consult with parents, teachers, and administrators in addition to other educational staff members to implement and develop each student’s individualized educational plan.

Advanced Therapy P.L.L.C.
One Rapp Road
Albany, NY, 12203

Phone: (518) 867-3061
Tollfree: 1-877-984-3727
Fax: (518) 867-3066

Philosophy

Advanced Therapy’s staff understands that the purpose of school is to enhance a student’s functional skills as they relate to access and participation within the academic context. Our experienced therapists strive to improve function by providing services directly, both in the therapy context as well as the classroom setting when possible. We believe it is essential to take a team approach when developing a student’s Individualized Educational Program and ongoing consultation with teaching staff is regularly performed to assist students in carryover of skills to classroom setting.

Administration

Advanced Therapy P.L.L.C. believes preparation is essential in order to provide quality services to school district as well as each individual student. Advanced Therapy’s administration takes pride in providing therapists with the necessary equipment, support and education to ensure success in their assigned sites.

In addition, staff and administration assist school districts to develop and implement policy and procedures as it pertains to therapy services. This includes working with our clients to develop criteria for receiving therapy services, Medicaid documentation, screening protocols and much more. Our administration is available to our clients to assist in enhancing related service programming and prevent problems from occurring.

The use of annual surveys, site visits, internal audits and consistent communication with each site assist in maintaining the high level of service our company expects. Staff performance is assessed on an ongoing basis as to ensure provision of quality, beneficial therapy services to students.

Evaluations

Advanced Therapy provides each site and respective therapists with their own standardized test to ensure all evaluations are completed in an efficient and timely manner in accordance with State Regulations.

  • The Peabody Developmental Motor Scale – 2 (PDMS – 2)
  • Test of Visual-Perceptual Skills – 3 (TVPS – 3)
  • Test of Visual Motor Skills – 3 (TVMS – 3)
  • Beery-Buktenica Development Test of Visual Motor Integration – 6 (Beery VMI)
  • Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency – 2 (BOT – 2)
  • School Functional Assessment (SFA)
  • Sensory Profile/Sensory Profile School Companion
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – 4 (CELF-4)
  • Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation – 2 (GFTA – 2)
  • Kahn-Lewis Phonological Analysis – 2 (KLPA – 2)
  • Test of Auditory-Perceptual Skills, Upper Level (TAPS-UL)
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test – 4 (PPVT – 4)
  • Word Test 2, Elementary
  • Listening Comprehension Test 2
  • CELF 5
  • CELF Preschool – 2

Preschool Language Scale – 5 (PLS – 5)

Cost

Advanced Therapy P.L.L.C prides itself on being able to render school based therapy services in a cost effective manner while still maintaining optimal quality. Average district savings range from $25,000 – $40,000 per full time employee by contracting to Advanced Therapy verses hiring their own or contracting to BOCES.

Advanced Therapy has provided school districts continuity with staffing and consistency in cost. Districts can choose from one year contracts to multiple year contracts with a fixed cost. We offer an all inclusive rate which includes:

  • Standardized Testing
  • Initial Evaluations
  • Quarterly, Annual, and Triennial Review Reports
  • Teacher Consultations
  • Parent Conferencing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Program Management
  • Plus more

Community Based Organization (CBO)/UPK STAFFING

What do we offer?
Advanced Therapy is a Community Based Organization which provides staffing within nearby districts for Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs.

Our teachers, teaching assistants and therapy staff collaborate with districts to provide this educational service. Our teachers and staff adhere to all district policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as implement the district’s curriculum, as aligned to the state’s Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core and the New York State Early Learning Guidelines.

What are the benefits of our program?
Children attending our classrooms benefit from a curriculum which can include activities and play opportunities that support their cognitive, language, physical and social-emotional growth. The goal of any pre-kindergarten curriculum is to give every child a strong foundation for future school success. To accomplish this goal, teachers plan and implement lessons that are a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated tasks. Teachers also complete intentional planning of tasks to focus instruction on the individual learning styles and needs of specific children. A typical day in one of our classrooms includes circle time, center time, story time, music and movement, gross motor play, and small group instruction. Our teachers and teacher assistants provide a structured and nurturing environment which encourages and celebrates every child’s development, achievements and successes.

Advanced Therapy is unique in that we offer our collaborative partners the benefit of our therapy staff integrating into the classroom setting. Our therapy staff, including occupational therapists, physical therapist, speech and language therapists and school psychologists, provide whole group interventions to children demonstrating minor developmental weaknesses as a result of a developmental screening. Developmental screenings are conducted in our classrooms to determine if there is a need for a formal evaluation in any of the developmental areas. These screenings allow both therapists and teachers an opportunity to identify areas of need, and then as a result, begin the process of intervention as mentioned. Intervention includes facilitating strategies to address the concerns and monitor the students’ progress.

Testimonials

‘Very smooth transition from past provider, annual reviews went well very good year’
‘I have found both therapists to be cooperative and work well with our staff”,
‘Staff has been a great addition to the team’
‘Staff is doing a wonderful job communicating with the school’
‘I am really happy with service delivery from OT/PT services. I have been in classrooms and notice a big improvement in student skills. Staff appears very supportive and willing to collaborate with staff to benefit students’

Albany City School District

“The district is very pleased with the services provided by Advanced Therapy”

Berne-Knox-Westerlo

“Connects very well with our students, has valuable tips to offer staff and parents at meetings, flexible in her schedule and willing to accommodate the needs of our kids and very happy with everything”.

Whitehall School District

That our staff ‘is part of our team and school. She is well liked personally and professionally’

Ichabod Crane School District

“Staff is very attentive to students”
“I am very pleased to be working with Advanced Therapy”.

Chatham School district

Advanced Therapy Services as “Outstanding” They state “I have been very pleased with the level of professionalism your staff exhibits and the dedication to children first”.

Catskill City School

“Clinicians are professional and personable. Working with Advanced Therapy is a pleasure”.

Wynantskill School District

“Excellent services from your staff. They are highly qualified.”

Cambridge School District

‘We have been extremely happy with the expertise of the staff. They have been most helpful with the transition the district had. They have been courteous, caring, polite and knowledgeable in their presentations.’

Schuylerville School District