Read below about the specific teaching techniques for children with Autism in the upper-level school. As a school for children with Autism, the focus is on a broad array of academics that will help the development of each student.

TEACHING STYLE

  • Small group and individual instruction with a 1:2 teacher to student ratio for low functioning students and a 1:4 teacher ratio for higher functioning students
  • Daily work on Individualized Educational Plan goals to target their individual needs
  • Students have Art, Music, and PE weekly
  • Daily Social Skill/Life Skill lessons taught
  • Technology tools used in every classroom to meet the needs of each student. Technology tools include: iPads, laptops, Smart Boards, and the latest assistive technology

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  • Consistent, yet positive approach to disciplinedreamstime_xl_30010271
  • Daily checklist based on behavior expectations for school
  • Visual/Picture aids to promote independent functioning
  • Continuous communication between parents and teachers to create consistent expectations for behavior at school and home

EXPECTATIONS

Create a learning environment where:

  • Appropriate social behaviors and stressed
  • Friendships are promoted and nurtured
  • Personal accountability is taught
  • Confidence and focus are promoted with activities designed to increase self-esteem
  • Students learn by applying newly developed skills