Education-Based Therapies

Education-Based Therapies



Therapies that take place in a school setting, like speech or occupational therapy, can help our kids build skills to better access the curriculum and communicate with their peers and teachers. Check out these resources for more information about what therapies are offered in school and how our kids can benefit from them.

How do I choose between school-based and clinic-based therapies?

The focus of school-based therapies is on a child’s ability to access their education, both in terms of curriculum and environment. Every skill they will need to succeed at school is evaluated and treated through the lens of education. Clinics look more closely at how a child’s disability impacts areas of daily living, not just the child’s role as a student but also their role in home and community environments. Children can receive both school-based and clinic-based services. You can learn more about the differences in cost, providers, assessments, and more in this article.



How do I choose between school-based and clinic-based therapies?

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When does Regional Center pay for educational support?

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