Building-Level Support at No Cost to You
We take a hands-on approach with our partners. Our Clinical Directors regularly collaborate with classroom teachers and staff to inform, monitor, and improve student response to instruction and intervention. We oversee related services teams in each building to cultivate a network of educators and therapists who are invested in student outcomes.
Optimize Your Related Services Program with an MTSS Model
When we partner with a district, we help them adopt and implement a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) approach. While this approach is most commonly used to serve students who may struggle with academic subjects like reading or math, we’ve found that it can be especially effective when applied to related services.
By implementing the MTSS model for related services, you’re able to provide well-rounded support for students while also maintaining your program’s budget. In the long run, this kind of system:
- Helps to keep therapist caseloads manageable by reducing unnecessary referrals
- Improves the overall quality of classroom-based supports
- Utilizes inclusive practices to support students in a least restrictive environment
- Reduces disproportionality and over-identification
No-Cost Teacher Trainings for Partnering Districts
Teacher trainings are key to a successful MTSS approach. By providing in-service trainings to teachers about various therapeutic techniques, we ensure they have the skills to create a classroom climate that is inclusive and supportive of the needs of all students.
When students can receive Tier 1 supports at the classroom level, you ensure that only the kids who truly need to be there are placed on the related services caseload.
Easy Compliance Reporting and Service Delivery Documentation
PTS Clinical Directors participate regularly in pertinent training sessions and pass the most current information along to schools. Our ongoing monitoring of therapist documentation makes sure student records are organized, defensible, and legally compliant with all major State and Federal Special Education laws, like:
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Chapters 14, 15, and 16 of the PA School Code
- Extended School Year (ESY) as indicated by federal law
As an administrator, you’ll gain the peace of mind of knowing that eligibility determinations are based on sound, legally defensible data.
Document Service Delivery with our Proprietary BudgetWatch™ System
PTS’s proprietary BudgetWatch™ system allows our Clinical Directors to track all aspects of your special education program and provide you with the ability to analyze costs, referrals, and special education processes at the building level.
Having this detailed data empowers districts to make informed, data-driven decisions about their program, identify areas of opportunity, or create reports for the board. This is the key to driving real, positive change across your district.
Partner with PTS Today
With PTS by your side, you’ll know that your special education program is in good hands. Contact us today to find out how we can streamline your related services program while maximizing the support you offer your students.