• Team collaboration is the heart of the integrated therapy model. The team works together for the functional independence and success of each student. The team arrives at a shared set of goals for each student and implementation occurs across the routines of the day. Using this model, therapists work with the students within the classroom and community environments and during naturally occurring routines and activities. It helps reduce the students’ need to generalize skills from a clinical or “pull out” model to realistic situations that occur within the classroom, school and community environments. It also increases opportunities for peer modeling and frequent practice of targeted objectives. The model also includes consultation, program monitoring and staff training. Crucial to the success of the students; therapists train teaching staff to extend therapeutic interventions into classroom activities and other on-going activities that occur throughout the student’s day.