STUDENT EDUCATION

We offer education programs in our school and center, as well as related therapy services, which are available in our center.

Services include:

  • Expressive and Receptive Language Skills
  • School-Ages (5 to 22 years)

Related Services (Center)

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art/Music Therapy

Students attend class from 8:30 a.m. to 3 pm., five days per week. Individualized academic programs include intensive, individualized sessions that alternate with small-group activities that teach children to relate to classmates and participate in social situations. Each child’s schedule of learning activities is especially designed to meet his or her needs, but all programs emphasize language development and social interaction.

Curriculum is individualized for each child based on their needs and criterion-referenced assessment in order to identify individual learner goals. Because all intervention activities are data-based, teachers, therapists, and parents directly observe daily performance and collect data to provide objective feedback and ongoing evaluations of the effects of each intervention. On the basis of these data, individualized programs are revised or redesigned as needed to ensure each student’s continued progress. Scientifically designed, guided lessons show teachers to meet the learner’s needs. Lessons are developed carefully to assure that each student’s goals are functional and that generalization of skills will occur. We offer many applications that provide the foundation for increasingly complex learning.

Instruction

Students receive instruction in the following areas:

  • Communication and Verbal Behavior
  • Cognitive and Academic Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Life Management Skills
  • Emotional and Affective Behavior
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Physical and Motor Development
  • Play Skills and Leisure Time Planning

M.O.T. Academy provides a learner-driven approach to small class ratio. Because all interventions are individualized and data-based, teachers, therapists, and parents observe daily performance, coordinate efforts, make data-based decisions about the ongoing effects of each intervention and create quality programs for each student. Based on the feedback, individualized programs are revised or redesigned to assure the child’s continued progress. We use a scientific approach to teaching to help students achieve goals.