The South Bergen Jointure Commission employs Occupational, Physical, Speech, and Behavioral Therapists to provide services within our district as well as to participating districts.
The South Bergen Jointure Commission employs Occupational, Physical, Speech, Counseling/Behavioral Therapists, School Social Workers, Psychologists, a Learning Disabilities Teaching Consultants, and a Supplementary Reading Specialist to provide services within our district as well as to participating districts. The SBJC contracts with an outside Psychiatric provider for optional family consultation and psychiatric support.
Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of performance. The SBJC OT focuses on academics, play and leisure, social participation, self-care skills (ADLs or Activities of Daily Living), and transition/work skills.
Our physical therapists design and perform therapeutic interventions, including compensation, remediation and prevention strategies and adaptations, focusing on functional mobility and safe, efficient access and participation in educational activities and routines in natural learning environments.
Speech therapy focuses on expanding our students’ communication abilities through the development of receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language skills. SBJC’s speech-language pathologists utilize all forms of communication with their students, including nonverbal language, verbal language, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Our Behaviorist and Counseling Department provides SBJC students with social skills instruction, individual and group counseling, ongoing classroom behavioral support, Functional Behavior Assessments, and the development of individualized behavior plans.