School Based Therapy

Central Nebraska Rehabilitation Services School Based Therapy helps many students each year who struggle with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and other challenges. Working with several districts throughout Nebraska, our team of therapists is highly trained to meet the unique educational challenges faced by these students and help them reach their potential.

Our therapists collaborate with students, teachers, and families to provide occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy services to students who need therapy in order to be successful in school. 

The children served are challenged by a variety of learning disabilities including:

  • Auditory or visual impairments
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Autism 

Student Benefits

Our therapists are able to help students be successful in school through several methods:

  • Ensuring they have proper positioning and equipment for sitting and accessing learning materials  
  • Teaching self-help skills needed for school including feeding and toileting
  • Improving a child’s mobility so he or she can navigate classrooms or hallways and playgrounds
  • Fostering social and emotional health through play-based activity

Teacher Benefits

Therapists support teachers as well!  By collaborating with teachers, our therapists are able to provide assistance in many ways:

  • Helping them understand the impact of a child’s disability on curriculum content
  • Providing problem-solving strategies that remove obstacles existing in classroom activities or the environment
  • Training on strategies for enhancing curriculum content  

 For more information on our School Based Therapy, please contact Mary Walsh-Sterup or Steve Morris