Designed after the CARD home-based therapy programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), CARD has developed an institution focused on teaching excellence.
CARD Academy and its parent company the Center for Autism and Related Disorders have over 20 years of experience working with children and families affected by ASDs. Our goal is to give children a top-quality education provided by the most experienced and trained teachers in the field, in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.
To further the "whole" child's development from academic and social to cognition and self-help, through results- oriented teaching
To support and educate families so that classroom teachings are enhanced and maintained at home
To work with community agencies to advocate for children and families dealing with the challenges of autism
To conduct and support rigorous scientific research of educational teaching methods and curriculum
This is accomplished through:
Careful and continuous assessment
Creation of tailored lesson plans tied to the assessment outcomes
Implementation of lesson plans by highly trained expert teachers
Diligent data tracking and reporting
Helping them achieve the most they can
Open communication and collaboration with the child's family
Each student receives a personalized curriculum based on their performance on several assessments. The initial and on-going assessments ensure that the academic program is focused on the student's strengths and weaknesses. Once the assessment is completed, teachers and administrators work to create a dynamic Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
The IEP provides a roadmap on which teachers will focus. Lessons will include 1:1, 1:2 and small group instruction. Teachers are highly trained in teaching techniques rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a scientifically-proven method for teaching skills to children with ASDs. The programs are results-oriented to help children develop new skills and knowledge at a pace that is challenging, but appropriate.
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