Therapies

The therapy disciplines are integral to HMS’s education program, helping our students to access and control their environment, express their feelings and needs and experience life and learning more fully. Students’ complex needs drive our broad therapeutic offerings—speech/language, physical, occupational, recreation, music, dance/movement therapies and adaptive art program. All therapists are HMS staff, essential members of the team.

We don’t have a one-size-fits-all program. Whatever it takes, we aim to optimize each child’s development. Therapists work with students individually in pull-out sessions or in the classroom and in small groups. We individualize all decisions, like scheduling a therapy session for a child’s most responsive time of day. Therapists decide when to co-treat toward a student’s goals.

We’re familiar with the many brands of equipment and assistive devices and stay current in assessing their benefits. We also work closely with vendors to customize equipment for individual students.

We see a huge difference in a year. At HMS you actually have a voice. Everything’s so much more at your fingertips—a device, an accessory.

Lance Riegler, Former Parent