This program is designed for students in grades one through three with behavioral and/or emotional difficulties significant enough to impair the ability to function appropriately within the district school setting. These students may also manifest sensory integration issues, social skills deficits, auditory processing difficulties, speech/language discrepancies and learning disabilities.
The curriculum’s focus is to build a strong academic foundation and emphasizes the development of communication, language and social skills, as well as fine and gross motor skills through engagement, creativity and imaginative play. The achievement of academic and social goals is assisted by the use of self-management techniques and the replacement of challenging behaviors.
Interventions include energy regulation and sensory therapy techniques, generalization, the Orton-Gillingham Reading Program and the development of strategies for self-regulation and transition.