Each group is led by one lead teacher with multiple assistant teachers and is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who spends 4 to 6 hours each week in the classroom working directly with the teachers and students.
A typical daily schedule for Hope Alive Junior consists of:
- A morning circle time to help students work on group social skills
- Group exercise time to help the students get ready for the day and learn to follow instructions delivered to a group, rather than directly to individual students
- Academic centers that focus on reading and writing, computer skills, math, and recognizing and counting money
- Snack time in which students are encouraged to socialize with their classmates
- An outing in Woodruff, Greenville, or Spartanburg to practice community skills, expand their life experiences, and to develop new interests and relationships
- Life skills centers that focus on self-help skills and skills that lead to becoming contributing household members
- A group activity such as art or music, to provide enrichment and practice in following instructions and working together
- An afternoon circle time to recap what they learned that day
Goals for each student are individualized based on the needs of the student, the desires of the family, and the professional opinions of the teachers and supervising BCBA. During centers, for example, each student may work on different goals at the same time. Additionally, each student has a monthly team meeting that includes the student’s family, the supervising BCBA, the lead teacher, at least one assistant teacher, and any other therapy team members.
To learn more, contact our office at (864) 476-7400.