The annual Fairfield County Professional Educator Recruitment Fair presented by Cooperative Educational Services is April 21 for secondary, special education and special subject certification educators. A number of schools and districts will be on hand to meet candidates starting at 8 a.m. Interviews, by invitation, will begin after noon. Pre-registration is not required, but highly recommended. ... Click here to register.
Occupational & Physical Therapy Services
For more information, contact Wendy Wilson-Russell, Director of Related Services and Special Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-365-8812.
Occupational and Physical Therapy is provided to C.E.S. students enrolled in each of our school based programs. Intervention is provided based upon the goals and objectives identified in the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Our therapists use a variety of strategies as part of their intervention. Strategies include:
- Sensory Integrative Approach
- Sensory Modulation
- Therapeutic Listening
- Handwriting Without Tears
- Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol ("Astronaut Training")
- Core, Vestibular, Bilateral, and Movement Protocols
- Wilbarger Protocol
Therapists work with students individually in the therapy rooms. They also collaborate with classroom teachers to implement strategies during all instructional activities. The goal of the OT/PT program is for students to be active participants in their educational program. Therapists provide intervention to help students attain and maintain attention, manage materials, demonstrate appropriate behavior and complete assignments. They also impact the student’s ability to be successful completing various activities of daily living and to participate in community and work activities.