For those students who are approved for Occupational Therapy services through their Planning and Placement Team (PPT), CCMC School provides licensed Occupational Therapists who work with students on an individual basis, in a small group or classroom, and/or on a consultative basis.
A licensed Physical Therapist works with students at the CCMC School who may have gross motor difficulties that impact their functioning within the school. Students who require PT services, as determined by their Planning and Placement Team (PPT), are assessed and seen individually or in small groups by a licensed Physical Therapist, or may be served on a consult basis.
Students approved for Speech/Language services through their Planning and Placement team (PPT) are evaluated and afforded intervention by a certified and licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) individually, with a peer, and/or in the classroom. Some classrooms have language groups led by the SLP.
School on Wheels
The School on Wheels is an educational service, staffed by a certified special education teacher, to provide tutoring and academic enrichment to children who are inpatients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. When contracted by the school district, the teacher coordinates academic lessons, provides instruction for 5-10 hours per week (depending on the grade and availability of the child), collaborates with clinical staff, and maintains communication with the child’s parents/guardians and school. During short inpatient stays, the teacher may provide academic enrichment activities as time and availability allow. When requested and appropriate, the CCMC School Educational Liaison will contact a child’s school to assist with transition planning after discharge.
STRIDE (Short-term Therapeutic Review, Intervention and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a 40-day diagnostic process for students ages 5 to 21.