Our Student has an ABA based classroom staffed with two Masters level teachers from The New England Centre for Children (NECC).
"NECC’s curriculum is based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). ABA is the application of information about learning and motivation to help people with everyday problems. It provides scientifically-derived interventions to overcome the learning and communication deficits and behavioural excesses of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. ABA provides NECC with proven methodologies, based on positive reinforcement, to teach skills across a student’s day: at home, at school, and in the community. We use many different methods including task analysis, discrete trials, incidental learning, and other proven curricula that best suit the individual student’s learning style.
Data are taken before and during treatment and ineffective interventions are revised quickly to ensure continued progress. Skills are taught systematically across teachers, parents and settings to insure generalization and maintenance in less structured environments" (www.necc.org)
Our student joins his peers for parts of the creative curriculum throughout the day to work on generalization of his skills, communication skills, and to work collaboratively with peers.