Clinical Specialist Services

Clinical Specialist Services

Our staff of highly qualified professionals is available to provide direct and consultative services to support local programming efforts. Services may be arranged on a one-time or continuing basis. CES offers services for  occupational therapy; vision, orientation, and mobility; and assistive technology.

  • Support services can be requested and provided for students enrolled  in CES student programs (like HEC Academy or CBWE), and these are generally initiated as part of the referral process to the program.
  • Districts may also contract directly for one-time or continuing clinical services in their own schools on behalf of students that are not enrolled in CES programs. 
  • Therapists may also provide training to schools or districts in order to build the skills of district specialists

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY addresses communication disabilities through the use of alternative and augmentative communication and adapted curriculum solutions; as well as offering technology solutions that can enable students to more successfully access the standard curriculum. Assessment and consultation services are available through our nationally known CCATT Center.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY services can enhance a student’s ability to function in an educational program. OT services in schools may include such therapies as:

  • Self-help or adaptive living skills
  • Functional mobility
  • Positioning
  • Sensory-motor processing
  • Fine and gross motor performance
  • Life and vocational skills
  • Psychosocial adaptation

VISION / ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY services are provided to blind or visually impaired students. Specialists may also provide classroom teachers with strategies for accommodations and modifications necessary for instruction. Services may include:

  • Teaching students to utilize aids and accommodations
  • Developing systematic orientation to and safe movement within the school
  • Understanding and using remaining visual and low vision aids

 

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
Director of Special Education
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5260
Email: 
ssmith@collaborative.org