School-Based Services

School-Based Services

Educational Assessments

SPG’s veteran assessors receive specialized training to ensure that evaluations are comprehensive, individualized, and educationally relevant. All evaluations typically include school-site observations, teacher/parent interviews, a review of records as well as standardized and alternative assessment measures.

 

ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) ASSESSMENTS

  • Determine need and readiness for AT
  • Match student skill level with AT accommodations
  • Provide classroom training & assistance with procuring/customizing equipment

 

AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) ASSESSMENTS

  • Determine need and readiness for AAC
  • Match student skill level with AAC device features
  • Develop AAC participation plans for effective use in classroom
  • Provide communication partner training & assistance with procuring/customizing devices

 

Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)

  • Our BCBAs design and oversee the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) based on the results of an FBA
  • Our BCBAs craft comprehensive user-friendly BIPs that focus on teaching and rewarding positive behaviors.

 

BILINGUAL EVALUATIONS

  • Including Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin and Cantonese, just to name a few
  • Evaluators take special precautions to assess skills in both languages in order to differentiate between speech or language delays (due to second language acquisition) and disorders.

 

Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)

  • BCBAs conduct comprehensive Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) using a variety of techniques and strategies to identify the purposes of specific challenging behaviors
  • Determine appropriate interventions to directly address these behaviors.

 

INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS (IEES)

  • Include assessment, evaluation report and attendance at IEP meeting (if requested)

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Evaluations

  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Visual-Motor Integration
  • Sensory Processing
  • Assistive Technology
  • Adaptation of classroom tools and material
  • Daily Living Skills
  • IEEs

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATIONS

  • Gross Motor
  • NeuroMotor (Tone, Strength, Posture, Balance)
  • Motor Planning
  • Ambulation and Mobility
  • Adaptive Classroom Equipment
  • Ergonomic
  • IEEs

 

Psychoeducational Evaluations

  • Conducted by experienced, Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs)
  • Includes gathering developmental, family, school, social-emotional, and health histories, as well as administration and interpretation of standardized and alternative tests.
  • Identifies strengths and weaknesses to help IEP teams determine eligibility for special education services as well as specific suggestions and recommendations for a student to achieve their full potential.

 

Speech/Language Evaluations

  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Pragmatics
  • Articulation
  • Voice and Fluency