What Makes Us Special
There are many benefits to any child learning in an integrated setting. The environment is infused and enriched with many related service professionals designed to support children with special needs while naturally benefiting all students. These services can include speech and language as well as motor development and behavioral improvement.
The goal of all related services is to enable students to function effectively in their natural environments—including the classroom, the playground, and field trips to mention a few. Each environment is enriched with highly trained and specialized professionals who add to the classroom support ratios and the overall experience of each student. In an integrated setting, children have an opportunity to learn tolerance, learn to work through distraction, and learn to work with varied learning paces. Children also experience diversity and develop empathy for others, while learning what they have in common with other children. In this way, children gain understanding, respect, and appreciation for themselves and others. Ultimately, our talented group of teachers and therapists demonstrate the ability to shape each activity to reach and address the needs of multiple ranges and individual learning pace.
You may already know that Applied Behavioral Analysis is a generally accepted approach to treating children with autism. It is a scientifically proven, data driven approach to positively impact the lives of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. What you may not know is that ABA is an effective teaching method for ALL children of preschool age. At Newmeadow, we have taken this traditionally individualized approach and honed it into an educational model that is applied to all children attending Newmeadow. It is, when combined with our curriculum, accountable for the success of our students moving forward.