Therapeutic Interventions Program

One World School’s Therapeutic Interventions Program is composed of a diagnostic team that includes a developmental psychologist, developmental-behavioral pediatrician, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist. All specialists have accreditation from their respective professional governing bodies. Each specialist will be available to provide assessments and therapies for students and for consultation with One World School teachers and parents. With the Therapeutic Interventions Program, One World School teachers, parents, and specialists will collaborate on a regular basis to ensure accurate and valid assessments of students' learning needs, as well as consistent and effective implementation of interventions at school and at home.

One World School’s Therapeutic Interventions Program provides children and families consultation, evaluation, and/or therapy services from the following specialists:

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

General Consultation

Duration:

1 session, 1 – 2 hours, depending on the child’s needs

May include:

  • Gathering of information about the child from the parents/guardians.
  • Performing a brief developmental test.
  • Observing the child’s behavior.
  • General assessment (not diagnosis) and recommendations
  • 1 – 2 pages summary of the consultation (Note: The consultation summary is superseded by the evaluation report if the family decides to continue with the Extended/Comprehensive Evaluation.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Duration:

5 sessions on average, 1 hour/session, dependent upon the child’s needs

Includes

(but not limited to):

  • Session 1:  Interview with parents/guardians only to discuss concerns and to gather information (Note: The general consultation may serve as session 1.)
  • Sessions 2 – 4:  Evaluation of the child
    • Developmental assessment
    • Social skills assessment
    • Diagnostic play session (if needed, based on the reason for the evaluation)
  • Session 5:  1 hour feedback session with parents/guardians only—discussion of results of the evaluation (medical diagnosis and specific recommendations)
  • Behavioral questionnaire/s for parents
  • Interview with child’s teachers (telephone)
  • Complete written report of the evaluation, sent 2 – 4 weeks after the feedback session

School Observation

Duration: 1 hour

Includes:

Observation during class (structured activity), recess/lunch (unstructured activity), and interview with teachers

Developmental Psychologist

Consultation

Duration:

1 hour

Includes:

  • Parent consultation
  • Teacher conferences

General Consultation

Duration:

4 sessions

Includes:

  • 1st session (1 hour): parent interview
  • 2nd session (1 ½ to 2 hours): testing
  • 3rd session (1 ½ to 2 hours): testing
  • 4th session (1 hour): parent feedback
  • Complete written report of the evaluation, sent 2 – 4 weeks after the feedback session

School Observation

Duration:

1 hour

Includes:

  • Observation of the child’s behavior in the natural classroom environment, which aids in the evaluation process and assists in developing relevant recommendations
  • Only done on a case-by-case basis, depending on the needs of the child

Speech and Language Pathologist

Speech Therapy

Duration:

1 hour

Includes

(depending on the child’s needs):

  • Language/play stimulation
  • Voice facilitation/ Articulation drills
  • OPM stimulation/exercises
  • Feeding/swallowing management
  • Social skills therapy
  • Auditory-verbal management

Initial Evaluation or Re-evaluation

Duration:

5 sessions, 1 hour each

Includes:

  • Session 1:  Interview with parents/guardians (10-15 minutes) and formal evaluation of the child (45-50 minutes)
  • Sessions 2 – 4:  Continuing evaluation of the child and trial therapy
  • Session 5:  1 hour feedback session with parents/guardians only—discussion of results of the evaluation and course of therapy
  • Complete written report of the evaluation given during the feedback session

Reports (should be requested by parents at least 2 weeks ahead of time needed)

Duration:

1 hour

Includes:

Observation during class (structured activity), recess/lunch (unstructured activity), and interview with teachers

  • Progress report (ideally after 6 months of regular therapy)
  • Includes: child’s progress, endorsements/referrals, goals list, or discharge (from therapy) notes, as needed

School Observations/ Home Visit

Duration:

1 hour

Includes:

  • Observation of the child in the natural classroom environment or home setting, which promotes a more holistic evaluation of child’s baseline skills and aids in measuring generalization of skills facilitated in therapy
  • Only done on a case-by-case basis, depending on the needs of the child
  • Depends on the availability of the therapist as well

School Observation

Duration: 1 hour

Includes:

Observation during class (structured activity), recess/lunch (unstructured activity), and interview with teachers

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy

Duration:

  • 1 hour (one-on-one basis)
  • 1-1 ½ hour (for dyad or small group)

Includes:

but not limited to: (Activities will vary, depending on the child’s needs.)

  • Sensory integration management
  • Gross motor and/or fine motor skills development
  • Visual motor Integration activities
  • Table top activities
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) / Self-help skills
  • Behavior Modification Technique

School Consultation (Lead Therapist/Program Coordinator)

Duration:

Monthly

Includes:

  • One consultation meeting with parents
  • Weekly consultation with therapists
  • Two consultation meeting with teachers

Initial or Re-assessment

Duration:

2-3 sessions depending on the assessment tools that will be used

  • Session 1:  30 minute interview with parents/primary caregiver and 30 minute client screening
  • Session 2:  1 hour assessment
  • Session 3:  1 hour assessment

Includes:

  • Interview with parents/primary caregiver regarding client’s developmental history and performance at home
  • Interview with school teacher/s
  • Unstructured clinical observation
  • Structured clinical observation
  • Use of standardized assessment tools (performance based and/ or checklist, depending on the client’s needs

Reports

  • Initial evaluation
  • Treatment Plan
  • Home Program (if requested)
  • Progress Notes/ Review of Goals (after 6 months)
  • Re-evaluation (after 1 year)
  • Discharge Notes

School Observations

Duration:

1 hour

Includes:

  • Interview with school teacher/s
  • Observation of performance skills and work behavior
  • Observation of social interaction skills

Home Visit

Duration:

1 hour

Includes:

  • Same as clinic setting
  • Caregiver training
  • Home modification (if necessary)

 

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy

Duration:

  • 1 hour

Includes:

Includes, but not limited to: (Activities will vary, depending on the child’s needs.)

  • Gross motor and/or fine motor skills development
  • Functional mobility development
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT)
  • Motor control and motor learning development
  • Strengthening and neuromuscular re-education
  • Balance/proprioception development
  • Assistive device and equipment evaluation

Initial or Re-assessment

Duration:

1-2 sessions, 1 hour each

Includes:

  • Interview with parents/primary caregiver regarding client’s developmental history and performance at home
  • Interview with school teacher/s
  • Unstructured clinical observation
  • Structured clinical observation
  • Use of standardized assessment tools (performance based and/ or checklist, depending on the client’s needs

Reports

  • Initial Evaluation (if requested)
  • Home Program (if requested)
  • Progress Notes (at the end of each quarter) assessment

School Observations

Duration:

45 Minutes

Includes:

  • Interview with school teacher/s
  • Observation of the child in the natural classroom environment

Therapeutic Interventions Program Diagnostic Team

Our diagnostic team of consultants is composed of a developmental psychologist, developmental-behavioral pediatrician, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist. Each specialist will be available to provide assessments and therapies for students and for consultation with One World School teachers and parents.

With the Therapeutic Interventions Program, One World School teachers, parents, and specialists will collaborate on a regular basis to ensure accurate and valid assessments of students' learning needs, as well as consistent and effective implementation of interventions at school and at home.

Developmental-behavioral Pediatrician

  • Jan Harold Sia, M.D.

    Developmental-behavioral pediatrician

Developmental Psychologist

  • Angie Sievert-Fernandez, Ph.D., RP. CCLS

    Developmental psychologist

Speech and Language Pathologists

  • Bianca Rafael

    Speech and language pathologist

  • Maebelline Evangelista

    Speech and language pathologist

  • Amanda Roberto

    Speech and language pathologist

Occupational Therapists

  • Leanne Carla M. Moreno

    Occupational therapist

  • Rizzy Javier

    Occupational therapist

  • Ediza Melannie Gamundoy-Prieto

    Occupational therapist

  • Cronica Cornilla

    Occupational therapist

Physical Therapists

  • Dan Mangaldan

    Physical therapist

Terms and Agreements

Confidentiality and Parent Observations

Videos and photos recorded during assessment, therapy, and/or observation sessions will be subject to parents’ permission. Such recordings are for documentation purposes and to explain to parents and/or the school the outcomes of assessments, observations, and/or therapy sessions. All recordings will remain strictly confidential and will only be shared with parents’ permission.

Materials

The specialists will have relevant materials ready for assessments and therapy sessions; however, parents should bring specific toys or activities that the student prefers, which may not be available at the One World School.

Parents will provide a communication book/notebook for the therapists to write session notes (speech and occupational therapy). Each child will only have one communication book/notebook, which will be used to facilitate communication between therapists, the school, and parents.

Parents will provide a clear book to place the student’s worksheets and record sheets.

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