Therapies

On-Site Therapy
Our team of therpaists collaborate with one another and other faculty members to enhance Julie Billiart Schools' whole-child approach to learning. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Occupational, Speech, Art and Music Therapists play a pivotal role in our students’ educational journeys, both one-on-one and within the classrooms. 
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA is a clinically proven method for changing human behavior and is often used to reduce negative behaviors such as  verbal outbursts, physical agression, and refusal to comply with instructions. By systematically applying interventions based on the principles of learning theory, therapists use ABA techniques to improve socially significant behaviors such as:
  • Basic skills including eye contact, listening and imitating
  • Reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective
  • Adapting to changes in schedule and environment 
  • Art Therapy
    Art therapy is a proven form of therapy for students with behavioral, emotional and cognitive challenges. Our licesned Art Therapists use varied resources and mediums to guide students through the creative process as they develop, among many other things:
  • Communication skills
  • Eye-hand coordination 
  • Social skills 
  • Self confidence 
  • Music Therapy
    Licensed Music Therapists use music to address the physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs of our students. Therapists incorporate singing, listening to music, moving to music, creating music, various instruments, rhythms and sounds to:
  • Facilitate movement 
  • Provide avenues of communication 
  • Increase motivation 
  • Express feelings 
  • Occupational Therapy
    Julie Billiart Schools' Occupational Therapists are licensed professionals with experience helping children develop the skills needed for participation in their daily activities of play and self help. Occupational therapists concentrate on areas of development such as: 
  • Visual motor
  • Fine motor coordination
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Functional usage of hands
  • General play skills
  • Handwriting
  • Creative solutions for activities of daily living (e.g., dressing, eating)
  • Sensory processing. 
  • Speech Therapy
    Our Speech-Language Pathologists are licensed professionals expereinced with children who have communication deficits. Using verbal language, sign language, and alternative communication systems, therapists work with verbal and non-verbal children,  to assist with:
  • Articulation and speech sound disorders 
  • Receptive and expressive language deficits 
  • Language learning deficits 
  • Augmentative and alternative communication 
  • Oral motor difficulties
  • Social/Pragmatic language deficits 
  • BEYOND EDUCATION. BEYOND EXPECTATIONS.
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