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On Site Therapies

On Site Therapies at Julie Billiart Schools

Our team of therapists collaborate with one another and other faculty members to enhance Julie Billiart Schools' whole-child approach to learning. Behavior, Art, Music, Occupational and Speech Therapists play a pivotal role in our students’ educational journeys, both one-on-one and within the classrooms. 

Behavior Therapy

The primary role of our Board Certified Behavior Analyst is to train, consult and assist our teaching staff develop appropriate behavior supports that will help students with behaviors including:
  • Developing functional replacements such as calm down strategies 
  • Understanding another person's perspective   
  • Adapting to changes in schedule and environment  
  • Art Therapy

    Art therapy promotes mental and emotional growth through art-making. Unlike art instruction, art therapists use creativity to build life skills, address deficits, and promote healthy self-expression. Art therapy has been proven successful for students with behavioral, emotional and cognitive challenges. Our Art Therapists use varied resources and mediums to guide students through the creative process as they develop:
  • Communication skills
  • Eye-hand coordination 
  • Social skills 
  • Self-confidence 
  • Music Therapy

    Music Therapists use music to address the physical, learning, emotional and social needs of our students. Therapists incorporate singing, listening to music, dancing, creating music, rhythms and sounds to help students:
  • 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: 
  • Fine motor and bilateral coordination 
  • Functional usage of hands and handwriting 
  • Self-regulation skills
  • Creative solutions for activities of daily living (e.g., dressing, eating)
  • Executive function skills 
  • Sensory processing
  • Speech-Language Therapy

    Julie Billiart Schools' Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) are certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. They focus on improving pragmatic skills including social thinking, language, relationship building, conflict management, conversational, and emotional communication.  They work with students to evaluate, treat and 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 
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