Comprehensive, School-Based Pediatric Services
In addition to our more traditional pediatric therapy and related services, we also offer other comprehensive services to our partnering districts. We can place the following professionals in your schools:
- Special Education Teachers
- Assistive Technology Specialists
- Teachers of the Visually Impaired
- Orientation and Mobility Specialists
- Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
At PTS, we take a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to related services that support the Whole Child. As needed, our clinicians and service providers can lead in-service trainings about the best practices within their discipline. This will enable everyone who engages with your students to gain a better understanding of how to support their specific learning needs in the classroom.
Nurses support the growth and development of children and youth in general education as well as students with special needs. They lead health-related interventions, perform health screenings, conduct assessments, develop Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHPs) and Emergency Care Plans (ECPs), and more.
In a school setting, Interpreters usually facilitate communication between students who are hard of hearing and their teachers, administrators, staff, and peers. For example, they may translate classroom instruction into sign language or another form of communication for the student to understand.
Special Education Teachers
Special Education Teachers teach students living with intellectual or developmental disabilities. They help create Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), work as part of each student’s IEP team, and adapt their instruction methods based on the unique needs of the students.
Assistive Technology (AT) is any equipment, devices, or systems that help increase, maintain, or improve a student’s functional ability. AT Specialists can help choose, design, fit, customize, adapt, maintain, or repair AT devices in schools.
Teachers of the Visually Impaired
Teachers of the Visually Impaired are licensed special education teachers with additional certifications and specialized training. To help meet the educational needs of students who are blind or visually impaired, they provide both direct instruction and consultative services.
Orientation and Mobility Specialists
School-based Orientation and Mobility Specialists specialize in supporting students who are blind or have visual limitations. To help each student achieve their learning goals, they address non-visual, visual, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial factors that impact their ability to access their education.
Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are special education teachers who provide specialized educational instruction and necessary assistance to students using American Sign Language (ASL).
Contact PTS to Learn More About Our Services Today
For over 25 years, PTS has placed highly trained specialists in our partnering schools to support students’ ability to succeed socially and scholastically. If you would like to learn more about our approach and partnering with us, contact us to speak with a team member today.