After a rigorous process that began in February, Alta Pediatrics is now a New Jersey Department of Education Certified Agency and Clinic. This designation will expand our ability to provide services to Public, Private, and Charter schools throughout the state of New Jersey.
The NJ DOE Certification designation authorizes a clinic or agency to contract directly with Public and Private schools. This ensures that all agencies providing services to schools meet a certain set of standards in how treatment is administered, communicated, and documented. Our agency submitted an application with all requested legal and other associated documents. Once the review was completed all designated staff members were required to pass a Criminal Background Check as a final step in the process.
The NJDOE Certification process is overseen by the Office of Special Education. "The Office of Special Education has a responsibility under federal statute and regulations to operate a system of general supervision that monitors the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) by local education agencies (LEAs). The system is accountable for enforcing the requirements and for ensuring continuous improvement. The office supports the mission of the Department by providing leadership in establishing standards which promote improved outcomes for students with disabilities, as well as by ensuring consistency in the procedures that public agencies implement for meeting compliance with state and federal regulations."
We are authorized to provide Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services. These can be delivered either as on-demand Evaluation Services or on an on-going annual basis.
In addition to contracting directly with school district we also work with many preschools, daycares, community organizations, and ABA centers in the area. For more in-depth information on in-school therapy services you can view the dedicated page on our website.