Ongoing Support Services
Includes creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives
Focuses on the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume
Working with individuals on fine motor skills to build or restore abilities to perform daily tasks
Help individuals improve their movement and gross motor skills
Teachers of the Visually Impaired provide direct and consultative services to students with visual impairment in order to maximize growth in all developmental areas
Coordinates the interdisciplinary programs for each individual, provides input to families for advocacy and case management
Trained staff to assess challenging behaviors and implementation of behavior intervention plans for students.
Portable or fully equipped sensory spaces that serve dual purposes…to help reduce agitation and anxiety, or engage and delight the user by stimulating reactions and encouraging communication.
Nursing stations at each campus/residences to administer medications and respond to medical issues
Provides two-way videoconferencing with University of Rochester Medical Center to deliver examinations, treatments, two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient, nursing staff and URMC.
Adapted Phys. Ed.
A physical education program that has been adapted to meet the needs of students with disabilities
On-Site Specialty Services
Psychiatric visits and assessments by Dr. John Lynch, MD
Neurological visit and assessments by URMC neurologist, Dr. Jennifer Kwon.
Routine foot care and assessment by Dr. John Turano from Eastside Podiatry.
Comprehensive Dental Care provided by URMC Eastman Dental Institute for oral health
Golisano Children’s Hospital/Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Providing convenient appointments at Elmwood Campus to improve collaboration between child’s medical and educational teams
Registered Dietician provides nutritional advice to staff, students and their families
Assistive Technology Consult
Assistive Technology Speech Language Pathologist on-site for assistive technology consults for students, to best support teacher and clinician efforts
Fonte Healthcare Solutions and Monroe Wheelchair provide measurements and delivery of new equipment; repairs and updates to existing equipment.
URMC’s Orthotics and Prosthetics, ROL (Rochester Orthopedic Laboratories) and NEOPS (New England Orthotics and Prosthetics) hold weekly schedules.
Adaptive Equipment Workshop
The Adaptive Equipment Workshop creates, adapts and repairs equipment and devices that improve quality of life for our children and youth. In the past 30 years, the team has released a steady stream of innovations and adaptations to help students and residents tune in, turn on, stand up, and move around.
Their ideas come from Teachers, Therapists Parents, Residential and Workshop staff who often begin a conversation with “I wish we could ...” That need turns into a very well thought plan that produces some of their most unique and creative work. Some of those adaptions include:
- The prone stander. These give a child the ability to stand or let two children stand face to face with a small table top between them to play a game. They help with socialization, have a positive effect on self-image, and have many physical benefits.
- Switch covers. These groundbreaking covers remove the temptation from children who like to repeatedly turn the lights on and off.
- Special switch devices. These allow a child to turn music on and off or activate the computer screen with slight finger pressure or a touch of the head.