At Paloma Academy, our special education focuses on Emergent Literacy and Writing Skills with focus on Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Vocabulary. These Emergent Literacy and Writing Skills are the fundamental blocks to building fluent readers and writers.
During morning greeting, your child will join their friends by the calendar as they practice singing, dancing, listening to stories, and reviewing their goals for each day. We will review the days of the week, months of the year, the weather, and any special events coming up each day. Your child will be encouraged to participate to the best of their ability, with the help of our teaching assistants and behavioral staff.
Art—A creative outlet for children to express emotions and ideas through their own beautiful works of art
Dramatic Play—Encourages creativity and self expression while learning about community and imagination
Literacy—A quiet area to practice reading, writing and comprehension skills, while losing themselves in a story
Music & Movement—Promotes self expression through sound and physical activity
Sensory—Hands on discovery of senses through creativity and play
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is offered at Paloma Academy. ABA is the leading evidence-based treatment approach for individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
At Paloma Academy, the board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) will work with parents/caregivers to create an individualized treatment plan and behavior intervention plan (if applicable) for your child. This plan will then be utilized by the BCBA, board certified assistant behavior analysts (BCaBAs) and registered behavior technicians (RBTs) to teach your child the skills targeted for treatment, and to decrease any problem behaviors.