FAQs

What does the Triton Multidisciplinary Evaluation consist of?

The Triton Multidisciplinary Evaluation is a set of standardized and informal measures completed by each of our therapists to assess strengths and weaknesses in a student’s educational, speech and language, and occupational needs.

How long for the Triton Multidisciplinary Evaluation take?

We schedule 3 hours for the assessment, about one hour for each therapist conducting the assessments.

What should I tell my child when I tell them they are evaluating at Triton?

You can certainly let you child know, if they’re old enough to understand, that they’ll be completing some testing. Many of our students have testing anxiety, so we recommend letting them know they are going to join us for some school-like activities and some body and mind activities. We like to have fun, so it is our goal to have your child leave feeling confident!

I already have an IEP/IEE/504 Plan. Do I need to have my child complete your evaluations?

That’s great! Many of our students have had numerous measures over the years and it is great information for our team to have. We will still conduct our evaluation to get the most up-to-date baselines, but also to help our team meet, prepare, and plan for the best support designed specifically for your child.

What types of students does Triton Support Services work with?

We see students of all ages and abilities. Being able to work with students in 1:1 therapy allows us to see a wide range of students from being several years beginning in therapy learning and sensory needs to students who are looking for enrichment.

Does insurance cover services?

We accept Tricare insurance. Triton can also provide a “super bill” for families to submit to their insurance company when seeking reimbursement.

What is the cost of therapies at Triton?

Each student’s instructional plan varies depending on the number of hours they are recommended each week. Some families are recommended only 1-2 hours of support per week while others with more needs may be coming to us daily. Cost can range from just a few hundred dollars per week to several thousand per month. We recommend speaking with our Parent Representative to discuss your child’s profile to estimate overall tuition.

Where do you work with students?

Triton Support Services provides therapy online and in-person at our center in Rancho Bernardo as well at at schools that we have partnerships with.

How is progress measured?

Each therapist tracks progress after each session and will periodically measure a student’s progress with information measures throughout their sessions. This progress is detailed out in formal progress reports that are shared monthly during Parent Coaching.

What is Parent Coaching?

Triton Support Services is parent-focused. What that means is that we want to provide clear and consistent Parent Coaching throughout your family’s time with us. You will meet with each of your child’s therapists monthly to review and practice techniques they are providing in therapy to best support your child at home.

What happens when my child completes their first round of therapies?

Each student will be formally reassessed with our Triton Multidisciplinary Re-Evaluation at the end of an intensive (daily) period of instruction, or at the one-year mark of their initial evaluation.

What services are provided at Triton Support Services?

Triton Support Services offers our unique Multidisciplinary Evaluation, speech & language therapy, occupational therapy, educational therapy, and Parent Coaching.

How do I schedule my student for an evaluation and therapies?

By calling or emailing our Parent Representative, you can sign up for our evaluation Monday-Friday. Scheduling therapy will be based on your child’s specific recommendation. You will discuss your preferred days and times with both our Director of Programs and our Parent Representative after an evaluation review meeting.

Are you an NPA (non-public agency) certified location?

No. Triton Support Services is a private center without an NPA certification, though we do see many students through their school’s awarded compensatory funding.

Are you HIPAA compliant?

Yes! With the population we work with handling sensitive, protected health information, we ensure that we meet the regulations of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Can you see students in-person during COVID-19 closures?

Yes! Since Triton offers essential services such as speech and occupational therapy, we are able to safely see students at our center in Rancho Bernardo.

Is Triton following CDC regulations for safety in seeing students during the pandemic?

Yes! Triton is complying with all CDC regulations for safe social distancing, sanitation, and temperature checking when seeing all students, family members, and staff on location.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy utilizes client-centered interventions to improve health and quality of life through facilitating participation and engagement in occupationals, which are the meaningful, necessary and familiar activities of everyday life.

What type of skills do Occupational Therapists address?

Occupational Therapists address cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, motor coordination, self-care, self-regulation, and social emotional skills.

What does an Occupational Therapy evaluation look like?

An Occupational Therapy evaluation includes standardized assessments based on parental concerns and developmental abilities along with a variety of fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, handwriting, and typing tasks for skilled clinician observation.

What type of Occupational Therapy assessments do you have?

Our assessment inventory includes but is not limited to: Sensory Profile 2; Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile;Test of Visual Perception Skills, Fourth Edition (TVPS-4); Developmental Test of Visual Perception- Adolescent and Adult (DVPT-A); Beery- Buktenika Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Sixth Edition (Beery VMI) and supplemental Visual Perception and Motor Coordination tests; Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2)

How can I be involved in the Occupational Therapy evaluation process as a parent?

It is important to be as transparent and detailed as possible when discussing concerns with the therapist or completing questionnaires (e.g. Sensory Profile). Providing handwriting or assignment samples to the therapist is also useful when analyzing your child’s skill performance.

How do I know if my child needs a Speech and Language Evaluation?

Speech and Language Therapy encompasses a range of services. Your child may benefit from a Speech and Language Evaluation If you have concerns regarding his/her:

  • Speech pronunciation or articulation
  • Use of words to communicate across various settings including at home, school, or in the community
  • Use of words to explain a story or give adequate details
  • Interpretation and recall of information that they hear from you, their caregivers, or their teachers
  • Social interactions with family members and peers
  • Comprehension of written or spoken words and sentences

Oftentimes, it is difficult to pinpoint the particular areas that your child is experiencing difficulty in. A Speech-Language Pathologist can help to point you in the right direction and assist in targeting those specific challenges within your child’s speech, language, and/or communication skills.

For more information, please refer to these developmental norms for typical stages of speech and language development.

What can I expect during my Speech and Language Therapy evaluation?

We provide a multidisciplinary evaluation which includes a Speech and Language evaluation administered virtually by an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist. Depending on your areas of concern, as well as your child’s age and developmental level, the evaluation process may consist of a variety of different methods such as: clinical observations while your child plays or interacts with you or the clinician, using music or familiar toys as language stimulation, as well as questions or comments for your child to make regarding clinically-designed pictures or auditory information.
Since the evaluations are typically using standardized assessments, we always ask that you allow your child to answer structured questions to the best of their ability without giving help or feedback until the evaluation is complete. Your evaluation may focus on one or more areas of speech and language depending on his/her existing characteristics and typically takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

What does Speech Tele-therapy look like?

Our Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) provides virtual Speech and Language Therapy (Speech Tele-therapy) for all ages. Speech Tele-therapy services provide the same techniques, principles, and targeted goals as in-person Speech and Language Therapy. Students and caregivers are expected to be present and participate during their Speech Tele-therapy sessions with the same duration and effort as they would for in-person Speech Therapy sessions.
The main difference to in-person Speech Therapy is the use of video-conferencing instead of the clinician being present in the same room as your child. Due to this difference, you will need two things: a basic understanding of the electronic devices used for video sessions (how to log in, how to turn the device on/off, etc) and adequate internet connection (download speed of at least 600 kbps). For many children, especially those with ongoing social anxiety or sensory-processing needs, Speech Tele-therapy can provide a beneficial alternative to the sensory/physical demands of in-person Speech Therapy. Triton Support Services also provides virtual Occupational Therapy and Educational services geared to your child’s specific needs.Since the evaluations are typically using standardized assessments, we always ask that you allow your child to answer structured questions to the best of their ability without giving help or feedback until the evaluation is complete. Your evaluation may focus on one or more areas of speech and language depending on his/her existing characteristics and typically takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

What types of therapy do Speech-Language Pathologists deliver?

Our SLP services include a vast range of areas including:

  • Articulation/Speech
  • Language
  • Receptive
  • Expressive
  • Fluency
  • Written and auditory comprehension
  • Written and verbal expression
  • Social language and communication with peers and family members The main difference to in-person Speech Therapy is the use of video-conferencing instead of the clinician being present in the same room as your child. Due to this difference, you will need two things: a basic understanding of the electronic devices used for video sessions (how to log in, how to turn the device on/off, etc) and adequate internet connection (download speed of at least 600 kbps). For many children, especially those with ongoing social anxiety or sensory-processing needs, Speech Tele-therapy can provide a beneficial alternative to the sensory/physical demands of in-person Speech Therapy. Triton Support Services also provides virtual Occupational Therapy and Educational services geared to your child’s specific needs.Since the evaluations are typically using standardized assessments, we always ask that you allow your child to answer structured questions to the best of their ability without giving help or feedback until the evaluation is complete. Your evaluation may focus on one or more areas of speech and language depending on his/her existing characteristics and typically takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

How long will my child be in Speech Therapy?

Because Speech Therapy focuses on each child’s unique and individualized needs, there is no universal timeline for how long Speech Therapy lasts across areas of focus. Duration is dependent on multiple factors including (but not limited to) the severity and impact of your child’s speech and language needs, the child’s progress and participation in speech and language therapy, as well as family participation. In order to make the most out of Speech Therapy, it is recommended that parents participate in all sessions, and complete at-home activities to encourage generalization of new skills across settings.

Can I be involved in my child’s Speech Therapy sessions?

Yes! In fact, at least one parent or caregiver is required to be present during your child’s evaluation and treatment sessions. Triton Support Services strongly supports parent involvement and provides ongoing parent coaching embedded in your child’s Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Educational services.

What if my child is also receiving Speech and/or Language Therapy in the school setting?

If you are a parent of a child who is currently receiving services in the school setting, and you continue to have concerns about his/her speech and language or progress in therapy, Triton Support Services can provide support outside of the school setting, with the added benefit of receiving: immediate evaluation, focused one-on-one attention to targeted skills, and avoidance of missing part of their academic day. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What do the abbreviations, CCC-SLP mean?

CCC-SLP stands for Certificate of Clinical Competence-Speech-Language Pathologist. You will see this abbreviation at the end of a Speech-Language Pathologist’s name who has completed a full-time 9-month supervised clinical fellowship, following completion of a master’s degree program. A Certificate of Clinical Competence is granted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is a universally recognized credential for the profession.
Please click here for additional information about what it takes to become a certified SLP.

What if my child was recently evaluated by another Speech-Language Pathologist?

Any past evaluation will be useful to provide to our Parent Representative upon initial consultation. We provide a thorough multi-disciplinary evaluation which will give a robust picture of your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and will not duplicate any previous evaluation measures.

How can I get my child started with Speech Therapy?

Please click here to get started and connect with our multidisciplinary team! After filling out this quick form, you will be contacted by our Parent Representative via your preferred contact method. If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact us via email: parentrep@tritonsupportservices.com or phone: 858-251-0720.

What is educational therapy?

Educational Therapy is a form of therapy used to treat individuals with learning differences, disabilities, and/or challenges. This type of therapy offers a wide range of interventions that are designed to resolve learners’ learning difficulties.

May parents observe sessions?

Yes, parents are welcome to sit in and observe sessions, as long as it is not distracting to the student.

What does an Educational Evaluation consist of?

This can vary depending on the concerns discussed in the initial phone call. Evaluations can assess vocabulary (listening and speaking), orthographic processing, reading fluency and comprehension, social-emotional awareness, and phonetics.

How do I know if my child is making progress? Will I know what (s)he is working on?

Parents and providers have regular progress updates to discuss a child’s tasks and progress in sessions. Depending on how many hours a student has in a week, progress updates can range from monthly, to once every two weeks. These can be held in person or over the phone, and are accompanied by a written report detailing the student’s progress.

What curriculum do you use?

Triton uses different curriculums depending on a student’s recommendation. Several programs we use regularly are Talkies, Visualizing&Verbalizing, and Seeing Stars. These programs are sequential, research-validated methods designed to develop language, comprehension, and reading fluency, respectively. Depending on the student’s individual needs, they may work on tasks designed especially for them that supplement their program tasks.

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Our mission is to provide a multisensory educational care platform for students, while providing support and coaching for their families. We use a team approach to provide efficient and effective services, helping special needs children to thrive.

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