We were thrilled to launch this award to recognize an individual/team who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment and has made outstanding contributions to the practice of school based therapy by enriching the lives of students through creative solutions.
Our awardee team has been described as meeting the most challenging of student needs in unconventional and unique ways that engage teachers, staff and families collaboratively.
The inaugural award goes to the therapy team of Leesa Bleicken, Eileen Beaulieu, Sandy Doogue and Kellie Theobald for their creative multidisciplinary approach to servicing their growing medically complex population at the Silver Lake Integrated Preschool and Kingston Elementary School, Massachusetts. They stood out among so many wonderful nominees.
In their nomination papers, the team was cited for several creative service delivery programs including their co-treatment paradigm that incorporated weekly take home sheets outlining the sessions using visuals, motor learning considerations, sensory exploration, music, vocabulary words, sign language, total communication methods and parent resources. Parent engagement and communication grew quickly.
We were honored to meet such a wonderful passionate group of therapists and present them with the award at ERI’s Annual Therapies in the School Conference November 16-17, 2017 – Framingham, MA.
Thank you to all of you who submitted nominations. There were so many worthy candidates.