Children's Specialized Hospital School Services

Formerly Trinitas Children's Therapy Services, CSH School Services has been a premier provider of Pediatric School-Based Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy Services in New Jersey Since 1986

Working with school districts, private and charter schools throughout New Jersey, CSHSS therapists collaborate with parents and educators to provide educationally-relevant therapy services, to referred students, within the school environment. Services are provided to children ranging in age from preschool through high school, focusing on facilitating their participation in their individualized education programs.

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists help individuals with purposeful, goal-directed interventions in assessing and treating persons with developmental and/or acquired disabilities. Occupational therapy helps participants become functionally independent with their daily routine. For children, these “occupations” include self-care, play and leisure skills, social participation, school, work, and volunteer services.

Occupational therapy evaluates and provides intervention in areas such as:

  • Small object manipulation
  • Handwriting
  • Sensory processing
  • Perceptual skills
  • Oral-motor skills
  • Activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, and toileting
  • Instrumental activities of daily living such as using the telephone, accessing transportation, and so on

The occupational therapist can help children achieve meaningful goals by enhancing growth and development, promoting inclusive environments, strengthening child-family bonds, increasing family engagement and participation in daily routines, improving academic skills, and building play and leisure skills.

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy evaluates and provides intervention in areas such as gross motor functioning, body coordination, mobility in the home and community, and many other areas. Some children require adaptive equipment needs and adaptive play and undergo safety and prevention training. The primary purpose of physical therapy is to promote optimal human health and function. The physical therapist uses scientific principles to prevent, identify, assess, correct, or alleviate acute or prolonged movement dysfunction.

Physical therapy evaluates and provides intervention in areas such as:

  • Gross motor functioning
  • Body coordination
  • Mobility in the home and community
  • Adaptive equipment needs
  • Adolescent sports injuries
  • Pediatric orthopedics

What Is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy helps a person improve their ability to communicate, eat, drink, and swallow.

Speech therapy evaluates and provides intervention and skill-building in areas such as:

  • Speech/articulation
  • Language
  • Oral-motor
  • Cognitive or thinking
  • Social
  • Mealtime

Seminars

The staff of therapy services offers a variety of informative and useful workshops and seminars for educators and parents on topics such as:

  • Childhood development
  • Handwriting
  • Therapeutic home activities
  • Sensory processing
  • And more

Learn More

To learn more about CSH School Services, email schoolservices@childrens-specialized.org

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