Bridging The Gap Elementary Information
The BTG Elementary program is designed for students between the ages of 5-12 who require more intensive practice of classroom skills, but benefit from learning in a group setting. The BTG model includes the use of applied behavior analysis (ABA) principles and a classroom setup modeled after a mainstream elementary classroom. Two teachers work together to increase attention in a group, with one teacher leading a group lesson and the other serving as a shadow. Students also receive individualized small group instruction for their core academic subjects.
BTG classrooms are set up with a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio. The BTG program has a mix of certified teachers and Registered Behavior Technicians, all of whom receive extensive training on the principles of behavior and classroom management.
The BTG Kindergarten classroom is designed for children 5-6 years old (age as of September 1) who will benefit from an intensive classroom experience. The principles of ABA are used to prepare children for future classroom placements, by teaching skills such as choral responding, following group instructions, following conditional instructions, and transitioning appropriately.
1ST, 2ND-3RD and 4TH-5TH GRADES
BTG Elementary also includes a 1st grade classroom, a 2nd-3rd grade classroom and a 4th-5th grade classroom. Students are placed in classrooms based on a variety of factors, including social and academic skills. A consistent curriculum across grades allows teachers to individualize goals and meet students at their individual level.
To find out more information about the BTG philosophy or get more information for your child, please contact the BTG Coordinators at 864-676-0028 or complete the interest form.