School

Building a quality relationship with your child’s teachers and school administrators is one of the most important aspects of providing comprehensive care. Everything we do in our clinic sessions relates to how your child will function at home, in the community, and throughout their school day. CEPT believes it is imperative that your therapist and your child’s teacher work together to create a consistent plan to facilitate a generalization of skills, thus ensuring the greatest opportunity for your child’s success. Communication is critical in bridging the clinic to school chasm that is so common.

The professionals at CEPT have spent decades working in the public school system as staff members, consultants, advisors, providers, evaluators and of course, parents. Additionally, CEPT professionals have worked closely with dozens of private schools to establish sensory programs and training. CEPT is committed to ensuring that both public and private school educators in our community have the tools and resources to help the children they serve.

CEPT is pleased to provide professional services including therapy, independent education evaluations, and consulting along with training/education in both the public and private school settings. Every school is different in their response to addressing the unique differences of children. It is the goal of CEPT to be an asset to the children and families we serve by bridging the gaps that may exist between the clinic environment and school. Additionally as recognized leaders in the occupational therapy field, CEPT professionals are often asked and pleased to speak at school conferences, PTA group meetings, teacher in-service days and parent support groups.

If you would like to inquire about the various services and offerings CEPT can provide on an ongoing basis to your school or for a single event, please email kate@ceptherapy.com.

Evaluations

A comprehensive occupational therapy evaluation includes and assessment of abilities, strengths and weaknesses in the child’s performance areas. Often times, physical, cognitive and emotional impairments affect optimal participation in one or more areas. Through the specialized training and professional insight of our therapists, CEPT professionals are able to determine which area of impairment is affecting optimal function in a performance area. Once identified, the treatment plan can be formalized. Baseline and future intervention goals, are set forth in the evaluation, may include increasing their performance in a certain area, restoring function to a prior level or maintaining current skills to prevent regression. Examples of such goals include strengthening of physical skills (coordination, strength and endurance); improvement of cognitive skills (memory, following directions and attending to details); the ability to adapt the sensory system and improve modulation; and/or emotional and psychological skills (self-esteem, self-expression and confidence).

CEPT Therapists use advanced assessment tools in their evaluations, but are not limited to these measures and are able to customize our evaluation tools specifically to the needs of the client:

  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
  • Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency Version #2 (BOT#2)
  • Peabody Developmental Motor Scale Version #2 (PDSM -2)
  • M-FUN Miller Function and Participation Scales
  • Visual Motor Inventory- Version 6 (VMI)
  • Sensory Profile Questionnaire
  • Sensory Processing Measure (SPM)
  • GOAL- Oriented Assessment of Life Skills
  • PEDI – Pediatric Evaluation of Disabilities Inventory
  • REAL- Roll Evaluation of Activities of Life
  • Canadian Occupational Performance Measure
  • TVSP-3 Test of Visual Perceptual skills

Independent Education Evaluations

CEPT highly trained clinicians have been trained to complete evaluations using both a medical and educational model. We are able to offer this expertise to parents and schools, in the form of an Independent Education Evaluation (IEE). When we complete an IEE, we will assess the impact of the student’s performance on the student’s ability to benefit from their current educational program. We will identify the student’s need and provide specific recommendations including support strategies and/or tools to address the student’s identified need. We will provide measureable goals and/or objectives to be addressed throughout the implementation of the plan. Accommodations, modifications and/or OT services indicated to support this student’s needs to benefit from their individualized educational program (IEP). If an educational need to add an OT service to the student’s IEP is recommended, the anticipated change in the student’s performance at school to be achieved by the recommendation should be clearly stated in measurable terms.

Training

CEPT Clinicians are able to provide trainings for pre-schools, private and public schools, teachers and educators, and parents. We have a variety of topics that we can address to help caregivers, educators and professionals work more effectively with the populations that we serve. Please contact our office if you are interested in scheduling us at: info@ceptherapy.com.

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