Therapies for speech and language as well as occupational and physical therapy are in keeping with the school’s holistic approach to education and social-emotional learning.
Speech and language therapies help students with different kinds of speech difficulties and language issues like dyslexia and dyspraxia. The goal is to improve communication. Occupational therapy helps students who struggle with everyday tasks by improving motor skills, balance and coordination. Mastering these skills can improve a child’s self-esteem. Physical therapy helps injured or developmentally delayed students improve their range of motion, strength, flexibility and movement patterns making everyday activities easier.
Therapists address skill delays in language, hearing, speech and fine and large motor abilities. St. Joseph’s Indian School has contracted with our therapists for several years to provide these vital services to those students who might need them to better succeed.
Native American students at St. Joseph’s Indian School each have an individualized service plan with specific and measurable service goals. Daily living and service include the opportunity for academic education, physical recreation, medical care, counseling services, therapies to address developmental delays, supervision by trained staff members and maintenance of ties with approved family members. Students’ confidentiality in all records, correspondence, and conversation relating to services is protected except with written consent.