Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

 
School-based occupational/physical therapists help children with developmental delays become academically and socially successful in their school environment.  This is done using therapeutic techniques, making environmental modifications, and with the use of assistive technology.  In addition, therapists work directly with teachers and parents in order to help students develop the necessary skills needed to maximize their independence focusing on helping students improve:
  • eye-hand coordination
  • fine and gross motor skills
  • self-care skills
  • motor planning abilities
  • perceptual skills
  • sensory processing skills
  • play skills 

 

Occupational Therapist Danielle Williams


Physical Therapist Susan Calandra
Faculty Webpage
scalandra@tona.wnyric.org

Mullen (homebase), 716-694-6805, ext. 1719
Riverview, 716-694-7697, ext. 1248
Fletcher, 716-694-7694, ext. 1602
Middle/High School 694-7660, ext. 2004
 


Speech Pathology

The speech pathologists hold a valid New York State teaching certificate as a speech therapist. Responsibilities include identifying and evaluating students’ communication skills in articulation, language, voice, fluency and auditory. They promote literacy in the early grades through assessing and teaching phonological awareness skills, provide appropriate programs of therapy to meet individual student’s needs and improve speech and language disabilities, assess student progress on a quarterly basis, providing progress reports and holding appropriate conferences, participates on school’s Student Support Team and collaborates with teachers and other professionals.


Speech Pathologist Kathy Andrews - Riverview, Fletcher
Faculty Webpage

Speech Pathologist Patricia "Trish" Crean - Mullen
Faculty Webpage

Speech Pathologist Chelsea Kasinski - Mullen
 
Speech Pathologist Jenn Redanz - MS/HS
jredanz@tona.wnyric.org
716-694-7660, ext. 2027



Psychology

School Psychologist Doug Peita
dpeita@tona.wnyric.org
MS/HS, 716-694-7660, ext. 2028

School Psychologist Mark Mucci
mmucci@tona.wnyric.org
Mullen, 716-694-6805, ext. 1744
Riverview, 716-694-7697, ext. 1262
Fletcher, 716-694-7694, ext. 1616
 

Social Work

Social Worker Jean Gargala -  MS, Fletcher
Faculty Webpage
MS, 716-694-7660, Ext. 2026
 
 
Social Worker Marie Burger - Mullen, Riverview
Faculty Webpage
Mullen 716-694-6805, Ext. 1745 
Riverview 716-694-7697, Ext. 1235
 
Social Worker Joelle Labert - HS
HS, 716-694-7660, Ext. 2013 
 
 

Hearing 

The Hearing & Cochlear Implant Program provides a variety of services to students with hearing loss.  Programming in this department is highly individualized. This department provides academic support, auditory training, speechreading training, amplification equipment, evaluations, consultations, and staff training at the building level.  Students who receive services from this department must have a current audiogram on file by a licensed audiologist or physician referral.

Teacher for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing,
Special Education Teacher Renee Cool 
716-694-7660, ext. 2039
 

Vision Services provided through BOCES


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