The Integrated Services model allows for an interdisciplinary approach to education. The team of related service providers which includes Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, School Psychologists, and/or Social Workers, collaborates with the instructional teams to develop goals and objectives related to the curriculum and provide related services within the classroom.
Integrated service providers offer select courses to all students, which focus on development of social skills, self-advocacy, communication and skills for independence. Related service providers also collaborate with the instructional staff to ensure generalization of skills and strategies for each student throughout the school day.
Integrated Services HS Course Offerings:
9th Grade: Freshman Core Skills
10th Grade: Responsibilities and Choices
9th-12th Grade: Forum — Student led discussion groups
10th Grade: Transition Seminar
11th Grade: Internship Seminar
12th Grade: Citizenship Seminar
9th-12th Grade: Language Lab/Writing Workshop
*Seminars are coupled with off-site community involvement based on student interest.
Transition courses are offered to students in grades 11 and 12, and are facilitated by the Director of Transition and Guidance and counseling faculty. These courses are designed to prepare students for life after high school. Through lecture, class discussion and hands on experiences, students increase their knowledge of real world skills as well as learn about social, environmental, and behavioral components needed to be successful in a professional environment.
Transition Seminar I (11)
Transition Seminar II (12)
Real World Applications I (11)
Real World Applications II (12)
Speech and Language
Speech and language services are provided primarily within the context of the academic curriculum with the goal of increasing expressive, receptive and pragmatic language skills. This integrated model of service allows for an interdisciplinary approach to education and skill development. The Speech-Language Pathologists collaborate with educators to develop goals and objectives that relate to the curriculum and the language needs of each student. Speech-Language Pathologists work within the context of the classroom to provide maximum opportunity for generalization of skills and to promote academic and social success.
Occupational Therapy services are provided primarily within the context of the classroom with the goal of increasing student awareness of sensory and motor needs and the impact of these areas on classroom performance. Students work in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist to identify effective tools and strategies to manage their sensory needs and improve their performance in everyday tasks. This integrated model of service allows for an interdisciplinary approach to education and skill development.
The Occupational Therapists collaborate with educators to develop goals and objectives that relate to the school success and the individual needs of each student. Occupational Therapists work within the context of the classroom to provide maximum opportunity for generalization of skills and to promote academic, occupational, and social success.