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Speech Therapy
Speech Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Group Therapies
Individual or Group Therapies

Clinical Services at Atlas

AFA strives to have each child meet their unique potential as effective communicators and expert navigators of our world. An individualized (and multi-disciplinary) therapeutic program will be developed for each student to ensure success. We truly believe that there is not one approach that is "best", but the possibility for our students to achieve their "best" with an understanding of all approaches—giving us the option to "tailor" each student's therapeutic experience.

A hybrid assessment, including formal diagnostic testing as well as informal observations and parent/caregiver input will inform goal development as well as strengths and (relative) weaknesses which will, in turn, determine the appropriate therapeutic program necessary for each student. Clinical Documentation (including session notes) will be relevant and available at the parent's request. True communication between all treating therapists as well as other team members, will be fostered to ensure consistency, which naturally paves the way for progress.

Atlas Clinical Services
Speech Therapy


    (To help each child become a GREAT communicator!) for:

  • Speech Sound Disorders (Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation/Phonological Disorders)
  • Oral Motor Skills/Feeding Difficulties
  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
  • Pragmatic/Socialization Difficulties
  • Auditory Processing Difficulties
  • Phonemic Awareness/Pre-literacy Support

Occupational Therapy


    (To help each child appropriately process sensory information and navigate academic/environmental challenges) for:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Coordination
  • Core Body Strengthening
  • Visual/Perceptual Skills
  • Handwriting Skills
  • Proprioceptive Awareness

Fabulous sensory equipment generously donated by SouthPaw®

Handle Insitute


    HANDLE is an approach that is simple and non-invasive which is designed to enhance neurological systems that are causing learning or life difficulties

    Atlas director Amanda Friedman is Level 2 trained and available to incorporate elements of the program into students group time or for more intensive 1:1 sessions.


  • The Stanford-Binet test is a examination meant to gauge intelligence through five factors of cognitive ability. These five factors include fluid reasoning, knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing and working memory.
  • WIAT:
  • The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, or WIAT, is a test that measures a person's intelligence. The test can be taken by children and adults from age four to 85. Children and adolescents are often given the WIAT in order to identify areas where they may struggle or excel at in school.
  • The Vineland-II assesses adaptive behavior in four domains: Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialization, and Motor Skills. It also provides a composite score that summarizes the individual's performance across all four domains.
  • A social history reviews the individual's family and developmental history through reviewing past evaluations and interviews with the parent(s). This is a required part of the OPWDD application process.
  • RECORD REVIEW: A record review provides a summary of an individual's cognitive, academic, and social evaluations, and tailored recommendations to address areas of need.
  • PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATION: A psycho-educational evaluation includes the above elements - cognitive, achievement, and adaptive behavior evaluations, as well as a social history and record review. This provides the most comprehensive assessment for the individual.
  • BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN: All behaviors are driven by needs. The development of a behavior intervention plan includes a functional behavior assessment (FBA) to determine the need the behavior meets, and a formal plan to teach a replacement behavior and reduce the maladaptive behavior.

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