Related Services are flexible and individualized supportive services and activities provided to maximize the educational outcomes of students with learning disabilities. These services help students benefit from or achieve the goals set out in their individualized education program (IEP) or individualized service plan (ISP).
Related Services at The Craig School include occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social clinicians, assistive technology, such as classroom FM systems to reduce the speaker to listener distance, thus improving the signal-to-noise ratio, and district-provided transportation services.
Speech and Language
Speech and Language services are offered individually or in small group sessions with on-campus speech pathologists. This program provides students with evidence-based strategies that are directly related to the curriculum as well as real-life, building upon their communication skills while strengthening students’ self-awareness and self-esteem in the process. Speech and Language services connect and support other areas of learning by collaborating with teachers and professionals, providing push-in classroom services, and attending parent-teacher conferences.
At The Craig School, speech and language pathologists take a collaborative approach to addressing students’ educational growth by working hand in hand with classroom teachers. Through collaboration with a team of educators, they support students’ ability to generalize and transfer newly acquired expressive and receptive language skills and play an essential role in a comprehensive, educational program designed specifically to address the needs of students with language-based learning disabilities.
Occupational therapy benefits students with language-based learning disabilities and attentional difficulties. On-campus occupational therapists work with students in a private therapy setting or they push-in to the classroom and recommend sensory tools for the students who have difficulties focusing in the classroom. Occupational therapists use strategies, interventions, adaptations, and innovative techniques to improve students’ fine motor skills, motor coordination, visual perceptual skills, executive functioning skills, and sensory processing skills. Occupational therapists consult with teachers and they observe in various classrooms, during lunchtime, recess time, and in gym class in order to provide optimal strategies for student success.