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Non-Academic & Non-Graded Programs

EARLY INTERVENTION

  • Early Intervention is a special program for children ages 3-5 who exhibit developmental delays in basic skills in the cognitive, motor and behavior areas.
  • The program aims to raise or increase the level of functionality in the areas of weakness, so that the child can eventually be enrolled in regular, graded programs.
  • The class is limited to six students only, and there are two teachers inside the classroom at all times. This is to ensure that the specific delays of each child are addressed, since intervention at this age is crucial.
  • The program covers all the areas of skills development for the child:

                  – Gross – Motor Skills and Behaviors

                  – Fine – Motor Skills and Behaviors

                  – Self – Help Skills

                  – Speech and Language Skills

                  – General Knowledge and Comprehension

                  – Social and Emotional Development

                  – Reading Readiness

                  – Pre-writing and Writing skills

                  – Basic Math

  • Each student is given intensive intervention, especially movement therapy and behavior modification.

Class schedule: 9:00 – 11:30 daily

 

PRE-VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

  • This is a special program open to all learning-challenged students ages 9-14 who best benefit from a training on self-help, daily life, social and vocational skills. The goal is to make them as functional as can be, and as independent as their conditions will allow.
  • Maximum number of students in class is six, and there are two teachers in the classroom at all times.
  • Students are given numerous opportunities to improve in skills that they are deficient in, while gradually being prepared for adult functionality.
  • Movement therapies in the form of Brain Gym, Rhythmic movements and dancing are incorporated into their daily schedule to boost their performance in all areas of learning.

Class schedule: 1:00 – 5:00 daily

 

VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

  • This is a special program open to all students age 15 to adult.
  • This is the recommended program for students who are best benefited by programs that train them for skills toward independent and functional living.
  • The program teaches them skills in the following areas:
  • Personal care
  • Daily life activities
  • Community integration
  • Social skills
  • Vocational skills
  • Academic skills ( to their level)
  • The students have a weekly community tour and integration to increase their chances of being able to live independently someday
  • The students receive daily movement therapy to help them acquire skills easily.

Class schedule: 8:00 am – 12:00 daily