Clinical Services Support Learning

De LaSalle Academy offers clinical services in occupational therapy, counseling, and speech language therapy to children with learning challenges.

Services include evaluation, consultation, and treatment.  We evaluate to determine the specific challenges.  We consult with families, teachers and outside providers to integrate diagnostic findings.  We then establish an appropriate intervention plan while continuously exploring different strategies and reviewing student progress.  Each child requires a different key to unlock the potential that exists inside.

Clinical Services Support Learning | Counseling | De LaSalle Academy Fort Myers

Counseling

  • Short-term individual counseling

  • Small group counseling

  • Classroom guidance

  • Conflict resolution/Peer relations

  • Coping skills

  • Clinical interventions

The School Counselor may

  • Attend and participate in academic and behavioral intervention meetings

  • Observe students in various school environments

  • Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, and outside therapy providers to provide a positive learning environment for students

  • Respond to school crises or emergency situations

  • Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues

  • Assist families in establishing relationships with off-site providers for long-term counseling

Clinical Services Support Learning | Occupational Therapy | De LaSalle Academy Fort Myers

Occupational Therapy

School based Occupational Therapy is provided when a student has been evaluated and determined to need therapy to function in an educational setting. Skills targeted may include:

  • Motor coordination

  • Handwriting

  • Keyboarding
  • Self-care

  • Sensory processing

  • Visual perception

  • Attention

  • Pre-vocational skills/interests

  • Assistive technology

  • Social skills

The Occupational therapist may

  • Consult for classroom sensory/environment modifications

  • Recommend adaptations and modifications to support differentiated instruction

  • Design Fine Motor, Sensory Motor, Visual Motor and Perceptual activities to support academic success

  • Integrate activities to support “Mindfulness” and self-regulation

Clinical Services Support Learning | Speech and Language Therapy | De LaSalle Academy Fort Myers

Speech and Language Therapy

  • Individual and group therapies

  • Goals and interventions are integrated within the classroom setting

    • The Team:
      • Collaborates with teachers
      • Creates programing for transferring skills to real-world applications
  • Social Thinking Therapy

    • Provides intensive, effective intervention to facilitate positive social interaction
    • Teaches students to “think” socially