A highly trained and experienced clinical staff
The Centers for Exceptional Children (The CFEC) are fortunate to have a highly trained and experienced clinical staff, consisting of Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Hearing and Visually Impaired Services, and Adaptive Physical Education Specialists. Additionally, full-time professional nurses are employed at both schools, and all direct service staff are trained to address feeding, medication, and emergency management.
Upon admission to The CFEC, the appropriate therapist will review each child’s current evaluations. Along with the traditional gross motor, fine motor and communication assessments, these specialized evaluations, and therapies are available:
- Oral Motor, Feeding and Self-help
- Sensory Integration/Processing
- Consultative Services with local Orthotists and vendors for seating and mobility
- Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology
- Otoacoustic Emissions Screening (hearing and middle ear screening)
- Team Evaluations are available for Low and High Tech Assistive Technology, Computers, Adaptive Equipment, and Augmentative Communication.
Therapies are most often delivered in the classroom setting in collaboration with the teaching staff. Therapists are instrumental in ensuring that each child’s goals are carried out throughout the day as part of the daily routine. Pull-out therapy is used when deemed necessary by the therapist.