Our Approach to Learning
Kids move through a series of learning blocks of 25 minutes each. The purpose of this, is to keep them as focused as possible on the subject or activity being taught. Kids receive a ten minute break of a sensory regulating exercise / activity between blocks. Different areas of learning and development are addressed using a myriad of activities and resources to allow for individual or small group mastery of different skills. While working in a small group kids receive individual support and assistance throughout the session as needed.
Activities are designed strategically to promote improvements in areas of:
Social skills, focus, language and communication skills, processing skills, academics, self regulation, self confidence, life skills, fine and gross motor skills and more.
Expressive Language Block
Cooperative/interactive activities. Role-play games , sequencing games, pragmatics and more .
We use the opportunity to work on language acquisition around important skills for the kids progress like safety, daily living, school rules, community , family relationships, etc.
Receptive Language Block
Video modeling with level appropriate small conversations.
New vocabulary with visuals .
Games, activities, that promote understanding of functions, situations,
environment, community, and more.
Brain Builder A Block
In this session we focus on whole body exercises and circuits with lots of action and movement, working on a specific skill with different levels of difficulty.
Brain Builder B Block
In this session we do visual and hands on challenging activities . We can use
manipulatives, technology resources, word activities, writing activities and more.
Social Skills Block
Practice makes perfect! Role-play situations , structured scenarios to allow students to observe and practice good social skills , positive behavior, self regulation, problem solving, flexibility and more.
Social stories, games and activities with specific goals.
Language & Arts Block
In this block we concentrate on individualized reading, spelling, grammar and writing lessons to allow the students to work at their level as much as necessary or move faster to more advanced levels.
This learning block helps build conceptual understanding, logical reasoning, and real life problem solving though visual hands on activities and manipulatives.
Art Studies encourage self expression through projects and crafts that strengthen emotional and sensory development using different materials and textures.
Social Studies/ Science Block
History, geography and science projects through practical and level appropriate lessons, connect our students with our community and the world around us.