Studies have shown that parents of children with ASD notice a developmental problem before their child's first birthday. Concerns about vision and hearing were more often reported in the first year, and differences in social, communication, and fine motor skills were evident from 6 months of age.

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -

Elementary Academic and Social Instruction

Independence + One-on-One Instruction

In this classroom, students are able to move independently through daily learning and technology centers, independent work stations and receive one-on-one individualized instruction.

All areas of academics are covered daily including reading and comprehension, math, writing, spelling, science and social studies.

This class is led by our amazing Mrs. O (Ellen) and her super support staff.

Elementary Academic & Social Curriculum

Literacy Curriculum

A balanced literacy approach is used to teach students reading and writing. Guided reading, shared reading, independent reading and word work are all included in the daily literacy curriculum. A variety of reading programs are used and all programs are individualized per student and learning style. Literacy instruction may be taught with, but not limited to, one or more of the following programs: Reading A-Z, Benchmark Books, Spelling City and Scholastic News - Weekly Reader.

Math Curriculum

Math-U-See is a math curriculum that uses manipulatives to illustrate and teach math concepts. It builds a student's understanding through a multi-sensory, mastery-based approach suitable for all levels and learning styles. Levels focus on a specific set of concepts while continuously reviewing and integrating previous concepts. Supplemental math materials may include: Math Expressions, Math Advantage, Horizons Math and Spectrum Math to further meet students’ individualized needs.

Science Curriculum

McGraw-Hill - National Geographic Science is used as the primary text for this subject area. Science units are themed and supported with Scholastic News - Weekly Reader and Scholastic Science Spin magazine.

Social Studies Curriculum

Harcourt Brace Social Studies is the primary text for this classroom. The themed social studies units are closely aligned with the text and are supported with Scholastic News - Weekly Reader.

Social Skills and Life Skills

Social and life skills are embedded into the school day. Push in and pull out one-on-one lessons and/or group lessons will take place as the need arises. An increased emphasis on life skills occur as students move into our middle - high school setting.

Our elementary schools in Raleigh, NC are at 559 Jones Franklin Rd. - 164 A.

Learning Stations

All students are taught to complete independent work tasks that are tailored to their skills and abilities as well as rotate through various learning stations.

  • Classroom stations include:
    • Silent Sustained Reading
    • Computer
    • Individualized Independent Skill Practice
    • One-on-One Instruction


Progress Reports

Progress is measured through teacher data, quizzes and tests.

  • Progress reports are sent home twice yearly.
    • in the winter and in the spring
  • Parent conferences are also held in the winter and spring to review progress reports in more detail and are also available as needed by parent or teacher request.