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Enrichment Classes and Course Information

Kids do well when they can" -Ross. W. Greene. 

About the Classes

"Communication is a conversation" Typhanie Sharfner

Each class takes a multifaceted, hands-on, and multi-sensory approach with intention and consideration to provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students, especially the autistic and neurodiverse community.

This includes smaller class sizes, low-stimulation environment, as well as a dedicated sensory space with calming corner, fidgets, sensory bins, etc. Also, breaking down tasks into smaller steps, visual aids, and literal and consistent instructions for activities and experiments.

 

Additionally, sensory, movement, and brain breaks are incorporated into each lesson and utilized as needed. Classes are designed for students to work at their own pace, yet in a collaborative space that allows for organic opportunities for social interaction and learning. 

 

Class instruction will foster an intrinsic learning process to support students in discovering their own strengths and interests. This approach involves tapping into students' natural curiosity and interest in the subject matter, and empowering them to take ownership of their learning.

Students are encouraged to explore their unique learning styles through play-based education with opportunities to work on self regulation and communication (in whatever form), interpersonal skills such as empathy, emotional awareness, self and situational awareness, self advocacy and boundary setting in a safe and understanding environment. 

 

Classes taught by a neurodivergent instructor with experience with Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) as a part-time user themselves and helper for their child. 

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