Elementary Level Developmental Programs

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    Developmental Program

    The Developmental Program services students with various developmental disabilities.  The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of his/her disability.  Program components include improving cognition with an emphasis on sensory motor skills development.  Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are put in place for support when needed.

    Classifications:

    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Autism
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Other Health Impairment

     

    Academic Program

    The Academic Program services students with learning and behavioral disabilities.  The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential.  Program components include instruction that is comprised of the general education curriculum and which supports the Common Core State Standards.  Behavior management, self advocacy and social skills are addressed.  A building-wide behavior management plan is an integral part of the program.  Functional behavior assessments (FBA's) and behavior intervention plans (BIP's) are implemented for support when needed.

    Classifications:

    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Autism
    • Learning Disability
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Speech Impairment
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Other Health Impairment

     

    12:1:4 Program

    The 12:1:4 Program emphasizes a multi-sensory approach to learning.  Emphasis is placed on improving cognition, sensory motor skills development and use of adaptive equipment to aid movement and independence.  Students placed in the 12:1:4 class component are dependent upon staff for meeting their needs throughout the school day.  Classroom instruction is provided with hand over hand assistance.  Related services of speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided on a group push-in basis.  All students are assessed using the New York State Alternate Assessment.

    Classifications:

    • Multiple Disabilities

     

    Autism Program

    The Autism Program services students with various development disabilities.  The primary goal of the program is to maximize each student's potential and to teach skills that will enable them to become as independent as possible within the confines of his/her disability.  Program components include academics with an emphasis on functional skill development.  Behavior management, independent living, and social skills are also addressed.  Where needed, discrete trial instruction and applied behavioral analysis are utilized in conjunction with grade level curriculum.  Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are implemented for support when needed.

    Classifications:

    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Autism
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Speech Impairment
    • Other Health Impairment