Preschoolers attend class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and school-aged children attend class from 8:30 a.m. to 2 pm., five days per week.
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:
Students receive instruction in the following areas:
Communication and Verbal Behavior
Cognitive and Academic 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