Serendipity’s Communication Classrooms provides a consistent multi-disciplinary approach to best support the unique needs of student who have significant communications and sensory needs. The classroom is part of Serendipity’s Therapeutic School Program because its model is an integration of special education and mental health treatment. Our students’ progress is continuously monitored to ensure our interventions are facilitating student growth.
The Communication Classrooms are richly staffed with a full-time licensed teacher, a program assistant, and a staff to student ratio at or near 1:1. All students served in these classrooms receive the support of an individual Skills Trainer, unless we are gradually reducing this support as a step towards transitioning. Every student is also assigned a masters-level clinical case manager to conduct mental health assessments, monitor treatment goals, coordinate service providers, and respond to crises as needed. Medication is administered by a Certified Medication Assistant. Serendipity’s Special Education Coordinators assist with IEP development and assessment. We have a full-time Speech Language Pathologist who is highly involved in the execution of curriculum design and classroom strategies.
Curriculum in the Communications Classroom is geared to language acquisition, social skills, individual academic progress and self-regulation.