Booster Summer Program
The Bridging the Gap (BTG) Booster summer program is comprised of students on the autism spectrum who are enrolled in classrooms outside of the BTG Program during the school year. Students attend BTG Booster to maintain academic skills gained over the course of the year, as well as practice their group and social skills in a classroom setting. The BTG model, which includes the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles in a classroom setup, allows students to be exposed to a group instruction environment that maximizes learning opportunities. Students participating in the 8-week BTG Booster program will be able to improve classroom skills over the summer and boost their success for returning to their classroom placement in the fall. Students gain valuable experience through practicing skills such as choral responding, following group instructions, following conditional instructions, independent academic work, and facilitated peer interaction. Curriculum is modified to fit each student’s academic needs and learning styles.
The BTG Booster Summer Program also strives to expose students to a variety of instructors and settings through activities such as weekly swim lessons and community helper days. BTG allows students to make academic, social, and behavioral gains by providing a fast-paced, fun environment. Students participating in this program increase their independence with academic tasks and learn to regulate their own behaviors in a classroom environment, all while forming relationships with their peers.
BTG Booster currently offers two classroom options: Booster 1 (Preschool and Kindergarten) and Booster 2 (1st - 3rd Grade).
For more information regarding BTG Booster and registration, please see the admissions page and fill out the interest form and indicate BTG Booster and the grade level for your child for the coming school year.