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Specialized Services

 

Special Day Classes

Our Special Day classes provide intensive educational support for students who qualify.  They are taught by an Early Childhood Education credentialed teacher with experience and proven skills to meet the needs of pre-school students with special needs.  Each class has two or more paraprofessionals to support student needs and assist in implementing the curriculum.

 

Speech and Language Services

Our Speech & Language program focuses on achieving adequate communication skills to function in an academic setting. The goal of the Speech & Language Pathologists is to provide therapy to improve articulation, fluency, voice, pragmatics, and expressive and receptive language skills as related to success in the child’s academic environment.

 

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapists (OT's) address the occupational needs (ability to participate in life activities) of individuals of all ages. In the school setting, OT's evaluate the student’s ability to access and participate in their educational program. Occupational therapy practitioners collaborate with the student’s educational team to develop and implement strategies that enable the student to access and participate more successfully in their educational settings. Intervention may include: adaptation of the environment or materials to promote better access or success with school activities, improvement of sitting posture and classroom seating, or supporting educational activities that require visual motor integration and eye-hand coordination.

 

Note 
In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Moor Field’s assessment team determines eligibility for these specialized services (special day class, speech therapy, and occupational therapy) on the basis of assessments in all areas of a suspected disability. The assessment team is required to document whether the services are recommended or not recommended in compliance with the individual child’s access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE).