Some of the Programs and Services Provided by LTVEC:
- Therapy Services: Physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy to special education students in local schools through an integrated educational delivery model that rapidly accelerates the child's acquisition of specific educational goals making the delivery model highly cost effective.
- Assistive Technology Center: Program funded by the Tennessee Department of Education and participating school systems. The AT Center consists of eight member school systems. Their supervisors of special education oversee the center's activities as members of the AT Center Advisory Board. The center provides specialized evaluation of students who may benefit from assistive technology/augmentative education, assistance in the acquisition of appropriate technology, training and mentoring of students, families, and educators in the use of the technology. Provided by A.T. certified staff. www.ltvectech.org
- Statewide A. T. Cooperative Purchasing Program: any school system or non-profit agency can join free of cost to purchase needed assistive technology at a reduced price. LTVEC obtains best prices on frequently purchased items through an annual bid with hundreds of vendors and manufacturers of commonly purchased educational and assistive technology products. More than 50 school systems in the state have participated in this program. With the purchasing power of its member systems the Tennessee AT Cooperative Purchasing Program is able to obtain discounts that save school systems or non-profits an average of 20%. www.tnatcoop.org
- Training: LTVEC has highly skilled staff that can provide training in areas of interest requested by educators and therapists. LTVEC sponsors and promote continuing education by national trainers to enhance quality and emphasize implementation of evidence-based practice.
- Tennessee Internship Consortium: LTVEC manages the placement and supervision of school psychology interns in this nationally recognized APA approved program, which, in turn, allows the local schools to have excellent services at a reduced cost, and increases the professional base of school psychologists in Tennessee as more than 80% of the interns remain in Tennessee. www.ticltvec.org.
- Birth-to-Three Program: nationally recognized program that provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers and education and support to their families through a contract with the Tennessee Department of Education as well as significant funding from local communities in East Tennessee. Every $1 spent on early intervention realizes $9 - $14 cost-savings in future costs to education, social services, and judicial services. www.birth-2-3.org.