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We strive to:

  • integrate social-emotional development with the academic process according to Dr. Stanley Greenspan’s DIR/Floortime model.
  • support students’ awareness of their own unique sensory and developmental profiles to facilitate self-advocacy as appropriate.
  • encourage students’ self-determination, community engagement and independence through self-awareness, self-regulation, self-advocacy and the development of life skills.
  • partner with parents and the larger community whenever possible.
  • utilize developmentally appropriate resources and facilities to support the educational program.
  • engage each student at the appropriate developmental and academic level.
  • challenge each student to realize his or her unique potential.
  • focus on developing relationships as a foundation to learning.
  • maintain small class sized and low student-teacher ratios.
  • provide each student with a high school diploma or its equivalent, as well as preparation for college or vocational education as appropriate.

Techniques and Approaches:

  • Community/Extra-classroom experiences
  • High-affect and affinities-based topics
  • Small group and individual work focus
  • Post-graduation transition support
  • Floortime-trained staff
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Supports

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August 2017 ➤