• Related Services

    • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy (PT) is provided to students as a recommendation of Evaluation Teams. Services are designed to enhance physical and mobility skill development. Services are delivered either outside the classroom or through consultative services to teachers and parents.

     

    • Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy (OT) is provided for students meeting eligibility criteria in gross motor, fine motor and/or sensory-motor areas. Eligibility is based on results of an OT assessment and Team findings at team meetings. Services are delivered either outside the classroom or through consultative services to teachers and parents.

     

    • OTSI (Occupational Therapy/Sensory Integration): OTSI services are available to all students who are eligible through the evaluation and team process. South Hadley contracts with Hampshire Educational Services to provide these services.

     

    • Vision: Students in need of mobility training are serviced within the district, through our contract with Hampshire Educational Collaborative. We also contract with outside providers for more significant vision training needs when they are determined by the team.

     

    • Speech and Language: Speech and Language program (SLP) provides services to students prek-12 experiencing difficulty with articulation, fluency and developmental of language. The primary goal of Speech and Language services is to help children develop age-appropriate communication skills. Speech and language therapists co-teach in regular education classrooms as well as provide individual and small group instruction.

     

    • Specialized Reading Instruction: Students who are identified through the team process may receive specialized reading instruction. Examples include Wilson Reading Program, Orton Gillingham, Read Naturally, Great Leaps. Services are provided in small group or individually as indicated by the Individualized Education Program (IEP).

     

    • Autism: We have a full time Autism Specialist on staff, who works with students and their families both in the school and outside of the school. These services are determined at the team meeting.

     

    • Behaviorist: Each building has a behaviorist on staff. This staff member completes Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and may work directly with students.

     

    • Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services:  These services are created based on the individual needs of the student.  For example, some services may include an FM system, oral or sign language interpreter, and/or contracting with an outside agency for support, etc.