An Exceptional Special Education School in the Heart of Nassau County
Advancing Students with learning disabilities and other health impairments
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Effective communication is a key to success in so many aspects of our lives, from classroom learning and peer socialization, to engaging with family members around the dinner table. At Red Door Learning Centers, we believe that the ability to form and foster interpersonal relationships, and acquire critical learning skills is through a sound early childhood education.
The typical candidate for special needs services at Red Door’s Special Education Program is a student identified with special needs who has with average to above average cognitive function and an accompanying disability and/or social skills challenge. Accordingly, many of our students in our special needs school have Individual Education Plans (IEPs) with classifications of either speech and language impairment or autism (with scores ranging from mild to moderate symptoms of an autism spectrum disorder, without intellectual disability). Other classifications that may be accepted for admissions include learning disabilities and other health impairment.
Our school, in collaboration with your local school district’s committee for preschool special education (CPSE), serves preschool special education students between the ages of 3-5 years old. We currently serve preschoolers whose IEPs indicate the need for an integrated preschool special education class, where children with special needs IEPs play and learn together with students who do not have identified disabilities.
Our Program Highlights:
Speech and Language Therapy, Physical Therapy. Occupational Therapy & Special Needs Daycare
Red Door Learning Centers offer the highest-quality early childhood program in a nurturing setting, where children of all abilities are supported to learn and grow together. Our program is licensed, approved and regulated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and the New York State Department of Education. The program is guided by New York State Learning Standards and follows an educational and play-based, language-enriched curriculum.
In our integrated preschool special needs classes we offer:
- An Integrated Method Each child’s unique strengths and opportunities for growth are supported through play-based and developmentally appropriate activities, led by a caring and professional team of certified special education teachers and teaching assistants.
These integrated classes have a low ratio of students to teachers.
- A Superior Team We take pride in inspiring children to explore and learn, with the very best educational support. All of our Special Education teachers and related service staff members are NYS Certified. The preschool integrated classrooms have a high ratio of adults to students, with 1 Special Education Preschool Teacher, 1 Regular Education Preschool Teacher, and at least one teacher assistant. In addition to the classroom staff, each class is supported by a therapeutic team dedicated to speech and language, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Identified preschoolers on IEP’s will be provided with a special education classroom setting each day during their designated classroom times. Preschool children needing extended hours will be provided with an additional, developmentally appropriate preschool and special needs daycare program before and after the classroom instructional times .
Red Door’s extended day program is geared towards reinforcing concepts and skills learned during the educational day, as well as providing additional opportunities in fostering independence, socialization, free-play and kindergarten readiness.
Red Door Learning Centers is in the process of being able to provide educational and therapeutic services to preschoolers ages three to five, with a disability, in need of self-contained classes (SC) in a center-based setting.
This program model will provide services in classes with up to eight or ten children. Each class will have a NY State certified special educator and two to three teacher assistants.
Each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), along with The New York State Learning Standards and curricula such as The Creative Curriculum, will guide the instructional process. Depending on the needs of the students and the goals on their IEP, other educational and therapeutic curricula may be used to augment the instruction and intervention process.
Additional curricula may include those designed to address the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder, delays or disabilities in speech-language development, fine and gross motor development, and concerns related to social and emotional development. Specialized instruction and therapeutic intervention is also available for students with multiple disabilities and health needs.
Positive reinforcement, along with redirection and behavioral modeling will be used to promote appropriate behavioral development. Classes are designed to reflect the unique and particular goals and attributes of the students assigned to that room.
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