Educational Programming

Carousel School’s curriculum and activity programming include students on both a general education curriculum (with accommodations and modifications) and an alternate curriculum. We also provide comprehensive educational services designed to support all children and their families. Students also enjoy many of Carousel’s extracurricular activities such as art, dance, social skills group, and physical education. Our educational program supports and encourages children to reach their fullest potential. Each of our students has special skills and many benefit from more intensive and specialized service plans. Some of our students’ developmental and learning delays include: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, Down syndrome, mental retardation (MR), cerebral palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), emotional disturbance, Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and communication disorders.

 

Transdisciplinary Team

Our therapeutic and educational staff regularly reviews new approaches and interventions to provide our children and families with the most effective individualized and innovative supports.

Our licensed and credentialed transdisciplinary team includes the following professionals:

 

 

Specialized Day Class

Carousel School has classrooms that are dedicated to children with a variety of disabilities, and that focus on their communicational, social, behavioral, and academic needs. A structured and broad-based curriculum offers these students regular educational opportunities that reinforce short-term goals and encourage and build toward long-term goals. Our team supports all learning styles and encourages all children to contribute to the classroom discussion and follow classroom rules. Classroom lessons focus on increasing children’s self-esteem by providing opportunities for them to examine their own behaviors and choices.

 

 

Junior High and High School Classes

Our Junior High and High School classes provide students with opportunities to prepare for transition from school to another setting, such as their home or community. Students receive academic programming in the morning using appropriate vocational themes that have been established under the guidelines of our Independent Living Skill curriculum and are incorporated into daily living skills lessons. Students participate in a variety of community-based activities, such as shopping at the local farmers market, touring the post office, and learning to ride public transportation, where they can apply the skills they learn in the classroom.