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Pallotta School Clinical Services

The Pallotta School clinical team consists of master’s level therapists trained in working with children with special needs and their families. Clinical interventions with students focus on supporting social/emotional functioning while strengthening home, school, and community connections. Clinical goals may surround identifying emotions, developing coping skills, and teaching and strengthening social and self-advocacy skills. Pallotta School clinicians provide weekly individual therapy, therapeutic group work, family treatment, case management services, and crisis intervention, as well as providing ongoing consultation and collaboration to school staff and outside providers. The Pallotta School also supports a strong clinical internship program and benefits from annual graduate-level clinical interns who support clinical interventions with students under the oversight and supervision of master’s level clinicians. Pallotta School clinical and educational programming is informed by positive behavior management interventions and trauma informed care, and staff receive ongoing training in these important frameworks.

Pallotta School Related Services

The Pallotta School has a full-time Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and Occupational Therapist (OT). Services consist of individual and small group treatment, comprehensive evaluations, and continuous progress monitoring. Intervention is provided for students who receive these services as part of their IEP to support daily academic and social-emotional needs. Speech and Language sessions may focus on strengthening a student's expressive language, comprehension, speech sound production, fluency, and/or social communication. Occupational Therapy may focus on the development of gross motor, fine motor, visual motor/perception, sensory processing, and self-regulation skills. Each therapist also integrates lessons within the classroom and consults with teachers on an ongoing basis to provide accommodations within the classroom.

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Pallotta School Behavior Support Services

The Pallotta School utilizes trauma-informed behavior-based treatment interventions to best support our students in accessing educational and clinical programming each day. All Pallotta School staff are trained in behavior analytic interventions such a positive behavior reinforcement and classroom management techniques, as well as trauma informed care and therapeutic crisis intervention (TCI). The Pallotta School is able to support students requiring Functional Behavior Assessments and BCBA consultation services on their IEPs. In addition to BCBA consultation, the Pallotta School Behavior Team consists of three full-time experienced behavior interventionists available to support students with behavioral regulation throughout each day.