Signature Curriculum

Life Skills

Our life skills program is a unique environment where students can develop their daily living skills.  The "apartment" includes a kitchen, laundry room, and living and sleeping areas.  In the kitchen students learn to organize a kitchen, create/follow recipes, prepare food safely, and clean the kitchen.  In the laundry area they learn how to utilize equipment, wash laundry, and fold a variety of clothing.  In the living and dining area they learn how to maintain a welcoming living environment, socialize with others, and keep the area clean.  In the sleeping area they learn how to change linens and make a bed.

Sensory Area
Our state of the art sensory area is an excellent quiet environment for students to manage sensory concerns.  The room is equipped with a large ball pit, swing, music, and a wide array of sensory materials to support the student.  The sensory room is used as a tool to assist students experiencing a sensory issue, it is never utilized as a consequence for behavior.

Corrective Reading
Corrective Reading is a research based, and proven reading intervention program that supports students in grades 3-8 who are reading below grade level.  Based on assessment students are placed in a cohort of readers, and they progress towards mastery in decoding, fluency, and comprehension.  Students who participate in Corrective Reading tend to show improvement by one to two grade levels per a year (Long, 2014). 

Long, Kate, "Effects of Corrective Reading Decoding on the Reading Fluency Skills of Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities" (2014). Specialist in Education Degree (Ed.S.) Theses. Paper 5.