Frequently Asked Questions

What does PTS do?
PTS provides advanced therapy staffing solutions to school districts, charter schools and early intervention programs.

What is the company’s mission?
Our mission is to be the leading provider of education-based therapy solutions and to offer the most innovative and effective therapy programming available.

Does PTS provide staffing services for organizations other than schools or early intervention programs?
No, PTS exclusively serves schools and early intervention programs.

What services does PTS provide?
Speech, occupational, and physical therapy services, as well as psychological services and testing.

How long has the company been around?
PTS was founded in 1998.

Where is PTS headquartered?
525 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Who founded PTS?
Diana Fongheiser and Pamela G, Hackett, MPT. At the time, Pam was a well-known pediatric physical therapist, and both had previously managed therapy staffing companies.

What is the role of a PTS Executive Director?
Our Executive Directors provide clinical and administrative support to both therapists and clients to ensure that services are delivered seamlessly and in compliance with all state and federal guidelines.

What is the role of a PTS Program Coordinator?
Our Program Coordinators provide an additional layer of on-site coordination at our large clients, implementing program initiatives, streamlining communication, and acting as liaisons between therapists and administration.

What is the role of a PTS Clinical Specialist?
Our Clinical Specialists are available to clients and therapists who need additional expertise for a particularly difficult case, to help with the development of new programs, or to perform specialized evaluations, such as the SIPT.

What is BudgetWatch™?
BudgetWatch is our organization’s innovative technology solution, which provides the information you need to optimize your related service program while controlling costs. This technology allows PTS to collect data on critical aspects of your therapy program, including caseloads, efficiency, referrals, therapy costs, and other critical measures of overall program effectiveness. This gives PTS clients the power to take the management of related services to a whole new level. More.

What kind of program supports does PTS offer for parents, teachers, and school administrators?

•    Teacher And Parent Training
•    Access To Expert Clinicians
•    RTI
•    Implementation of Special Program Initiatives
•    Special Education Process Consulting
•    Compliance Monitoring
•    Administrative Support
•    On-site Clinical Support

What areas does PTS serve?
Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and York.

Delaware counties: Kent and New Castle.

Is PTS considering expansion into other areas?
Yes, in an effort to bring our innovative approach to even more students, we are currently expanding our service area to include the following counties in New Jersey.

New Jersey counties: All.

What is the Therapy Achievement approach?
The Therapy Achievement Approach is a unique five step process designed to optimize your related services program. This approach was developed based on years of experience tackling the challenges facing our clients as we transformed their therapy services into well-coordinated, dynamic assets to their special education programs. It consists of five steps: Assessment, Lesson Plan, Classroom Activity, Report Card, and Conference. For more information click here.

What recognition has PTS achieved locally (in the areas that the company serves)?
PTS was honored with the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Award by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in 2009 for “best customer service of any small business in the region.” More.

What recognition has PTS achieved nationally?
PTS has been ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately-held companies in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

PTS was named the Best Overall Service Business at the 2010 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, generally recognized as the premier business awards in the world.

Are therapist positions available right now with PTS?
Yes, just click here to see the positions currently available.

What does PTS do for the local communities in which it serves?
PTS furthers a culture of respect and support for children with disabilities by partnering with professionals and organizations to create opportunities for children to be active, contributing members of their communities. These include:

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania
Susan G. Komen For a Cure Foundation

PTS Special Education Teacher of the Year Grant

What does PTS do for the world at large?
PTS has established a partnership with a school for children with disabilities in Mysore, India, providing both clinical and financial support. More.