In all classrooms, curriculum along with their ABLLS-R protocol is followed and modified to the learning style of the student. Multiple teaching techniques are employed to promote the acquisition of academic, social and communication skills. Multi-sensory materials and visual aides help each child progress through the curriculum. Enhancing self-esteem and building appropriate behavior continue to be an important part of both classrooms.
Children are grouped together primarily by receptive language and learning readiness, although expressive language levels and styles may vary.
Early Learner Classrooms
The Early Learners classroom is for students ages 2-5. This classroom focuses on language acquisition, pre academic skills, following a school routine, complying with classroom demands, social interaction, imitation, sensory regulation, self-help skills and behavior modification. Children in the early intervention class learn to work in small groups and follow simple instructions.
Level 1 Classrooms
The Level 1 classroom is for students ages 5-12. This classroom focuses on intervention in academics, language, sensory, fine and gross motor and social/play skills. Each child receives at least one half hour daily of 1:1 intervention in each skill area. Emphasis is on increasing social skills, language and working independently.
Level 2 Classrooms
The Level 2 Classroom is typically comprised of students ages eight and older. This classroom is comprised of up to six students with a lead teacher and a teachers aide. Level 2 continues to focus on development of appropriate and functional language skills. Individual attention is given to each student with the goal of helping them meet their academic potential, while developing appropriate social behaviors. They work on handwriting skills, reading skills and math concepts. Functional living skills and self help skills are an essential part of this classroom. This classroom uses many community outings and outreach to generalize skills learned in the classroom. Each student works at his/her level to build skills that support their independence and quality of life.
Level 3 Classrooms
The Level 3 Classroom is typically comprised of students eight and older. This classroom has six students and a lead teacher and a teachers aide. This classroom is a non-graded program designed to teach appropriate functional, academic, life and social skills. Because of the unique needs of the students' in this classroom, additional emphasis is placed on the teaching and application of functional communication and behavior modification. Each students' program is individualized to help them meet their greatest potential and independence.