The Baudhuin Preschool utilizes a rich variety of activities and experiences, within a language-based environment, to encourage children to become competent in all areas of development. An individual education plan (IEP) is carefully framed for each child after evaluating each individuals strengths and challenges.
Our relationship-based program utilizes the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We employ and teach various communication methods including Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), visual cueing strategies, and augmentative communication. Classrooms incorporate social skills training, and TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autism and Related Communication Handicapped Children) methodologies, i.e. independent work systems. Low student to teacher ratios support the social-emotional and educational growth of each child. These skills are embedded into the early childhood activities that occur throughout the day, including circle time, sensory, teacher time, play time, art, snack and mealtime, playground, story time, music and movement, computer, and independent work.
Speech/language, behavioral, and occupational therapies are integrated into each child’s classroom experience.