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School Readiness

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Research has shown that children receiving ABA-based intervention in a preschool setting made significantly more gains in both intellectual and adaptive functioning skills when compared to children receiving the standard, eclectic approach in a similar setting. Classroom-readiness provides specialized guidance and 20 to 40 hours of therapy each week to teach kids with autism age-appropriate skills they’ll need to succeed in school.

School behaviors that are hard for many young children can be even more challenging for kids with autism. It is helpful to Prepare in advance with therapy designed specifically to help children make an effective transition to school and build the foundation for future social and academic success. At Aim Star Learning, we use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to help young children learn the behaviors they’ll need to adjust to school and be ready to learn.

Going to school requires many skills. A child must be able to follow directions in a group, sit still for longer periods of time, focus on a task that requires multiple steps, and start and stop activities, all while being in close proximity and working with peers and teachers. Each of these involves a number of discrete behaviors. Children with autism often need extra help to make the most of these opportunities. Our classroom-readiness program provides intensive, focused therapy to help children on the spectrum learn school behaviors and build a foundation for social and academic success.

OUR PROGRAM

Our classroom-readiness program is for children from ages 3 to 7. We work in structured small groups and combine individual and group exercises. ABA therapists work one-on-one with each child, implementing a treatment plan that is customized for his or her unique abilities and supervised by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Throughout the day, the children gather to practice in a classroom environment and generalize their skills to new situations. Four to six kids will work on typical school activities such as following routines, following directions in a group, navigating play with peers, increasing their engagement during an activity and completing non-preferred tasks. The group also helps improve social skills such as taking turns, playing together, initiating and responding to peer interactions, working in teams and flexibility.

The primary goal of classroom-readiness therapy is building school success component skills to lay a strong foundation to improve learning in the classroom.

Email us at info@aimstarlearning.com for more information
Inclusion Program for Typically Developing Peers.

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Aim Star Learning believes in inclusive education. Research over the last 30 years confirms inclusion benefits both children with and without disabilities. Within our program at Aim Star learning, all children in our school readiness program receive individualized instruction based on goals identified through assessment. Children also learn to relate and interact with peers in play and daily routines, engaging in experiences that promote the development of attention, self-control and the understanding that others have different experiences and perspectives.

Studies indicate inclusive settings provide opportunities for typically developing children to develop strong interpersonal skills essential to effective communication. Increases in intrapersonal skills including maturity, self-confidence, and self-esteem have been found as well.
The experiences and messages intentionally provided within our inclusive preschool setting are:
(1) all children have value
(2) everyone has strengths and challenges, and
(3) all children can both teach and learn.
These messages may increase a child’s own acceptance of his/her own abilities and difficulties. In turn, children are also likely to show increases in self-esteem, confidence, autonomy and leadership.

If you would like more information on enrolling your child in our school readiness program email us at info@aimstarlearning.com

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