Secondary Level Programs

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    Pre-Vocational Program

    The Prevocational 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 academics with an emphasis on functional skill development, as well as simulated work activities to apply newly acquired knowledge.  Behavior management, independent living, and social skills are also addressed.  Where needed, discrete trial teaching and applied behavioral analysis is utilized in conjunction with grade level curriculum.  Functional assessments of behavior intervention plans are implemented for support when needed.

    Classifications:

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

     

    Secondary Developmental Program

    The Secondary 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

     

    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

     

    District Based Program

    (Half day at WHBLC @ Shoreham-Wading River High School / Half day at H.B. Ward Career & Tech SCE or TSP @ BLC)

    This program services students with various developmental disabilities.  The primary goal is to introduce the students to work skills that may prepare them for entry level employment or help them achieve success in their transitional plan.  Functional assessments of behavior and behavior intervention plans are put in place for support when needed.