Specialty services for districts

Reaching Beyond CAPS

When special education resources aren’t available, CAPS specialty providers are happy to support your team.

As education professionals, we understand how crucial it is to provide services that help each student succeed. Contracting with a CAPS provider can give them the support they need.

Support As You Need It

During times when your district is in need to provide specialty assistance to its students, CAPS is the provider to assist you with the professional staff to fill the educational gaps. A district need for these services could be due to a number of reasons such as:

  • You need a trusted, non-salaried full or part-time provider
  • You have a fixed long-term need, but can’t fill a salaried position
  • You have a short-term need without guarantee of continued work
  • Your current staff is on extended family or sick leave

These are all great opportunities to engage the CAPS specialty services team. We will collaborate with your district teachers, families, caregivers and other support staff to provide meaningful, individualized, and effective support to your student(s).

Speech Therapy

Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech Therapy Assistants work with your student to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, and social communication challenges. Treatment plans may include:

  • Teaching your student how to make sounds
  • Improving voice amplification
  • Refining vocabulary and setence structure
  • Strengthening muscles used to swallow
  • Improving language comprehension

Assistive Technology

If your student requires communication assistance, our Assistive Technology Specialists will give them the patient, compassionate support they deserve. Depending on your students needs and preferences, we may use low-tech methods such as picture boards and symbol charts or more high-tech devices like speech generation devices, specialty keyboards, and screen readers. Assistive technology removes the communication barrier and helps your student interact with others and build relationships.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

The team of Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occcupantional Therapists, and Occupational Therapy Assistants help your student develop and improve a variety of mobility and motor skills such as:

  • Safe and independent movement
  • Coordination
  • Adaptive body positioning
  • Understanding sight, smell, taste, touch and sound
  • Daily life, play, and social skills
  • Self-help and self-care
  • Writing and typing
  • Use of adaptive tools
  • Pre-vocational and vocational skills

Numerous Specialized Services

From Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA) to Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI), CAPS has numerous highly specialized professionals that can work with your current therapy teams to fill in the gaps or provide you with a full department of services.  Check out our full range of evaluation opportunities and individualized services in the Current Rates sheet.



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Speech Therapy or Assistive Technology

Judy Scola,
978-632-2208 x 155
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Physical & Occupational Therapy

Meagan Dunbar, OT
978-632-2208 x 154
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Other Individualized Services

Sheri D’Annolfo
Executive Director

978-632-2208 x 150
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