Our academic instruction programs are based on published best practice standards for teaching children and adolescents with academic, social, physical, and behavioral difficulties ranging from a wide range of diagnoses.
While other programs for children with neurobehavioral disorders focus primarily on one or two of these areas, the May Center School addresses these areas equally. We understand how a child’s educational, behavioral, rehabilitation, and medical needs are related, and we develop a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to improve all four.
As we work with students, we take great care to address neurological issues that may impact academic and behavioral learning. This approach allows for the most successful reintegration into home, school, and community.
From the first day a child enters our classrooms, we carefully begin to create a very personal learning experience, assessing his/her needs, and developing specific goals and objectives. We regularly measure progress, reevaluating and adjusting each individual program as necessary in an effort to constantly challenge, motivate and encourage each student.
We work with family members, local education agencies (LEAs), and other members of the child’s life to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student. The IEP prioritizes academics, behavior, activities of daily living, communication, exercise and leisure, and transitional education that includes vocational education and community reintegration.
Our teachers and certified brain injury specialists (CBIS/AACBIS) work with students in small groups or individually, combining best practices from the fields of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and special education.