dmStaffingSM is a web application coupled with consulting services and best practice research that optimizes staffing and scheduling for speech and language therapists and other related services staff. It ensures 100% compliance with IEPs, enhances student outcomes, and increases cost effectiveness.
dmStaffing allows district leaders to set workload expectations for therapists, just as is done in general education where district leaders determine class size and number of classes taught each day. If desired, the district can also encourage particular service delivery models based on best practices.
By generating the most efficient schedules to meet the needs of students, dmStaffing can help realize significant cost-savings. In minutes, dmStaffing generates optimal district-wide schedules, calculates required staffing based on optimal schedules and efficiently allocates FTE across buildings. In many districts, the savings realized are in excess of 30%.
Complying with IEP requirements is a challenge for districts, and non-compliance undermines parent trust. With dmStaffing, each student’s IEP requirements are imported from your IEP software, and advanced algorithms generate the optimal schedules to ensure that every session is scheduled and that group size requirements are honored.
Students are often pulled out of class for related services and miss instruction in math, reading, or English, placing further pressure on their learning. dmStaffing schedules around constraints you set, such as protection of core subjects or other priorities. dmStaffing also creates thoughtful groups, allowing for grouping by similar need or grade to further enhance student learning. The system also takes advantage of the expertise of your staff by allowing therapists to edit and fine-tune the computer-generated schedules to meet specific student or building needs.
dmStaffing is web-based, so it is easily accessed and maintained with commonly-used browsers. Reliable and secure web hosting from DMC, with no installation or IT support required.