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Setting the stage
Beginning in August 2018, our therapy delivery model is called “Setting the Stage”. In this model, we match where your child is developmentally and provide them with the “just right” challenge. This allows them to adapt to new ways to explore toys and activities, move their body through space, experience sensory opportunities without distress and work and play cooperatively with others.
The emphasis will be on showing them how to explore and engage by using adult modeling and guidance rather than just telling them through verbal instructions. To support this philosophy, we will have monthly themes and matching activities while “setting the stage”.
We will continue the DIR Floortime model while providing opportunities for sensory exploration throughout the day. We will integrate speech, occupational and physical therapies during the activities in the classroom. We will implement the Unique Curriculum as children begin to show a readiness for reading, math and other academics. We will integrate academics with real life experiences, including skills needed for vocational opportunities, daily living activities and leisure activities.
Thinking goes to school
We are introducing our new Thinking Goes to School Program. Thinking is based on experience and intelligence is the product of innate potential and interaction with the environment. Since children with autism know more than they can verbalize their experiences can continue to develop their intellectual ability until we can get their language to catch up. Our program uses activities that are designed to develop high level thinking in any number of situations.
Thematic Education PROGRAM
Our newly designed Thematic Education Program will teach your child to learn by active engagement with their environment and through social engagement with their peers and our staff.
The ability to succeed socially is essential to good mental and emotional health. Many children struggle to make and keep friends. This affects their confidence and may lead to anxiety and depression. Teaching children social skills, and providing social skills groups allow them to practice these skills in a supportive and non threatening environment. Children can then interact better with classmates and peers in a natural setting.
SENSORY enrichment PROGRAM
Our new and improved Sensory Education Program, is designed to educate and desensitize your child’s sensory system through a six month program that can be implemented at school and/or at home. Our staff will develop a sentry profile of your child and then track their progress throughout the year.
Good sensory processing is the basis for all other skills. The ability to take in information effectively through the body senses is vital to the ability to make sense of the physical and symbolic world.
Floor time Therapy
We are continuing our collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning to improve our DIR Floortime therapy model.
Under this model, your child will be receiving what is called a Foundation Academics Program which will assess and monitor your child’s acquisition of the first six Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities of the DIR Floortime model.
Recreational & Leisure program
Our recreational and leisure activities are designed to provide opportunities to practice social skills, physical aptitude and increase motivation and provide the basis for increased self-confidence for your child.
Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means every individual is different, and as a result, the independent living and management skills that will be taught, as well as the pace at which they are taught, will vary significantly across the spectrum. teaching your child these skills will foster his or her independence on the journey to adulthood
Speech & language therapy program
When a child is growing up, their speech and language gives them access to the world and people around them. They learn to communicate with other people, and shape their own thoughts with words, phrases and sentences.
Some children have difficulty with this. This can be because their speech sounds are not clear, or because their language development needs a helping hand. The earlier this is addressed the better for the child.
Occupational Therapy program
Occupational Therapy focuses on bringing the child to the best level of functional performance in both home and school settings.
Occupational therapy can help in improving gross and fine motor skills, sensory processing, postural control, balancing responses, visual-motor integration, handwriting, and activities of daily living. Intervention starts with an assessment using clinical observations and standardized testing.
life skills Program
The Junior High School and High School students will be introduced to new academic programs in all areas, including, our revamped recreational and leisure activities program as well as our Daily Living and Management skills training in food preparation, housekeeping, shopping and eating out.