what is case coordination?
Case coordination involves the management, supervision and overseeing of all ancillary therapies provided to a child to ensure ongoing collaboration between therapists and school staff.
how do i know if i need case coordination?
Case coordination is beneficial when there are multiple therapies involved in a child’s treatment plan such as speech therapy by multiple providers, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, SEIT and psychological services as well as learning specialists and classroom teachers at school.
IMPORTANCE OF CASE COORDINATION
As more than one provider begins seeing a student, it can become challenging and difficult for parents to keep track of every specialist and every treatment plan. Treatment plans are supposed to be collaborative and integrated. We offer services to take the lead in organizing and collaborating between team members so that the team can be effective in moving children towards their goals with faster discharge times.
Children’s development does not occur in a silo.
It is important for therapists to co-treat and collaborate to ensure carryover across therapies to meet goals that work together.
Collaboration ensures that therapists use the same language for goals that are intertwined and work together.
Collaboration works towards appropriate referrals and intensity of intervention.
Case coordination includes the following services in our standard fees:
Thorough medical and educational record review upon initial on-boarding
Recommendation to pursue a complete speech and language evaluation or not
Regular discussion with classroom teachers and ancillary service providers throughout the year
Quarterly visual reports to track progress
Providing appropriate referrals and connections to referrals
Sourcing new referrals or second opinions, as needed
Attending team meetings
Coordinating and leading in-person team meetings once per quarter with ancillary service providers
Coordinating and leading in-person team meeting with school staff
Summary of progress or updated goals to ancillary service providers / school staff
Quarterly classroom observations to analyze progress across goals
Expert witness testimony reports, 2-hour case prep for hearing and 1-hour testimony over the phone
Reviewing academic progress with learning specialists via report cards, goals set and assessments given
Thorough research of suitability of academic programs and application guidance customized to the student