Our Teaching Philosophy
It is in this professional capacity that we have learned:
Students with disabilities need a highly structured environment in which to learn.
A calm, safe, predictable physical environment, using schedules and a structured curriculum, prepares students for transitioning between tasks. Unique Learning Systems®, a multi-level Web based educational system, is used to tailor an individualized learning plan for each student.
Assistive Technology is an essential tool in helping students achieve their fullest potential.
From something as simple as a pencil grip, to advanced communication apps on tablets and interactive touch screen computers; our Assistive Technology Specialist works as an integral part of the professional team to ensure the right tools and technology are available to remove barriers to learning and communication.
Community based instruction allows students to learn appropriate behaviors outside of the classroom.
Through gradual exposure to new places, different lights, foreign smells and unexpected sounds, students learn to feel secure in the community. It also allows the community to experience individuals with disabilities and engage with them in a positive manner.
It is our responsibility to actively plan and engage our students in the life skills and employment training resulting in increased independence.
Advances in assistive technology are increasing the potential for employment for many people with disabilities; as is early assessment and opportunities to explore and practice employment and life skills prior to graduation.