Classrooms are arranged by student chronological age (4-year age range & academic/social ability levels).

  • Mild, moderate, high needs

Instructional design within each classroom is determined by ability level. 

  • Mild needs: 75% whole group/25% small group. 

  • Moderate needs: 50% whole group & 50% small group. 

  • High needs: 25% whole group, 25% small group, 50% 1:1 instruction. 

Shortened instructional periods. 

  • 15, 20, or 30 minute instructional periods.

Lessons are designed to address student strengths in learning modalities such as visual and tactile.

  • IXL Math and Language Arts

  • Reading A-Z

  • News2You


Standard practice of proactive strategies and techniques built into daily routines and procedures. 

  • Frequent structured breaks 

  • Scheduled sensory breaks 

  • Personal visual schedules 

  • Token economies

  • Praise to reinforce positive and appropriate behaviors.

  • Routines, procedures, and expectations that are consistently taught to provide predictability. 

Token economies teach students basic concepts of earning incentives. 

  • Incentives/reinforcers are tiered. 

  • More points/tokens earned, higher the reinforcer available. 

  • Students learn to choose whether to spend or save.

Related Services

  • Adaptive Physical Education: 5 days a week, 30 minutes per day

  • Speech/Language Therapy: pull-out, push-in, consultative 

  • Occupational Therapy: pull-out , push-in, consultative 

  • Behavior Intervention Plan: consultative

Pull-out services center around intense individual skill development. Push-in services generalize individual skills in a natural environment.

Vocational Training 

  • Routines developed and implemented by OT for basic job skills. 

  • Lunches involve student preparation, social skills, and student clean-up to reinforce independence.