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Center-Based Programs

CPSE Pre-School Program and CSE School-Age Program are approved by NYSED and the Department of Education.

Individualized pre-academic and academic programs include intensive, individualized sessions that alternate with small-group activities that teach children to relate to classmates and participate in social situations. Each child's schedule of learning activities is especially designed to meet his or her needs, but all programs emphasize language development and social interaction.

While all programs are individualized, Shema Kolainu also bases instruction on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Curriculum is individualized for each child based on their needs and criterion-referenced assessment in order to identify individual learner goals. Because all intervention activities are data based, teachers, therapists, and parents directly observe daily performance and collect data to provide objective feedback and ongoing evaluations of the effects of each intervention. On the basis of this data, individualized programs are revised or redesigned as needed to ensure each student's continued progress.

Scientifically designed, scripted lessons guide teachers to meet the learner's needs. Lessons are developed hierarchically to assure that each student's goals are functional and that generalization of skills will occur. We offer many applications that provide the foundation for increasingly complex learning.

We offer the following therapies:

Center Based Programs

Please see the “Notice of Potential Disclosure of Student Records” and “Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records Form” related to an ongoing lawsuit in the Southern District, M.G. et al. v. N.Y. City Department of Education et al., No. 13-CV-4639.

The Notice defines the groups of students who may be covered by the Notice, the types of records which may be disclosed, whom they may be disclosed to (i.e., counsel for the parties, their experts and the Court), and how parents may object to the disclosure of their child’s records.

The Notice and Objection Form can also be found at HERE as well as virtual links to translations of the Notice and Objection Form in Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian and Urdu. Translations themselves can be found HERE.

Students receive instruction in the following areas:

Communication and Verbal Behavior

Cognitive and Academic Skills

Social Skills

Emotional and Affective Behavior


Physical and Motor Development

Play Skills and Leisure Time Planning

Adaptive Physical Education

SKHOV provides a learner-driven approach to education within a 6:1:3 ratio.

Because all interventions are individualized and data based, teachers, therapists, and parents observe daily performance, coordinate efforts, make data based decisions about the ongoing effects of each intervention and create quality programs for each student. Based on the feedback, individualized programs are revised or redesigned to assure the child's continued progress. We use a scientific approach to teaching to help students achieve goals.

Shema Kolainu's programs are accredited and certified by the New York State Department of Education and the New York City Department of Education. Children may be referred by parents, local school districts, other child advocates or human service agencies.

For more information contact:
Tel: (718) 686-9600 or Fax: (718) 686-6161

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