Program Observations

Understanding the best educational environment and programs to meet your child’s needs

It can often be unclear whether a student’s educational program is meeting his or her needs and helping that student reach his or her academic and social potential.

We work toward developing a plan that helps create meaningful learning opportunities for complex learners.

  • Our team of psychologists and BCBAs offer Program Observations for individuals with suspected or confirmed autism spectrum disorders and other related developmental disorders.
  • A Program Observation consists of an on-site review of an individual’s educational program and is designed to assess the appropriateness of the academic, social, behavioral, and adaptive programming that the student is receiving. A comprehensive file review is also completed, along with interviews with parents and teachers.
  • Upon completion of the observation, CCSN will develop a set of recommendations that will assist parents, teachers and any private clinicians to develop a tailored program that meets the individual needs of the student.

When updated information is unavailable for the student’s current cognitive skills, our team may also recommend that a psychological evaluation be completed. The results of psychological evaluation provide valuable information as to the student’s strengths and weaknesses as a learner that we will use in determining the type of educational programming that will best fit the student’s needs.

It is important that we say the team "may also recommend that a psychological evaluation be completed" and not that "the team will also conduct a psychological evaluation...

Program Observations are recommended when there are questions about the appropriateness of a student’s educational programming, and typically include:

  • Observations of a student’s academic schedule, including transitions in and out of activities
  • Scheduled learning times, and/or social time with peers
  • Direct conversations with the student’s academic support team
  • Home-based services to gain a more comprehensive overview of the student's social learning environment
  • A feedback session where results are reviewed and specific recommendations for treatment planning are provided to families and/or school teams
  • A comprehensive report that includes specific intervention recommendations for the parents and educational teams

Psychological and Diagnostic Evaluations

We offer comprehensive evaluations for individuals with suspected or confirmed autism spectrum disorders and other related developmental disorders

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Educational Evaluations

Depending on student age and disability, our experts strategize a plan that helps your loved ones meet their academic potential

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Occupational Therapy Evaluations

Specialists evaluate basic motor skills, and the impact that these skills have on self-care performance, academic participation, and general skill development

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Speech and Language Evaluations

Our therapists conduct a comprehensive assessment of your loved one’s comprehension and communication skills, identifying weaknesses and highlighting strengths.

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