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WHERE OUR EXPLORATION BEGINS
Our therapeutic preschool and lower school programs provide a classroom of no more than five students per staff member.
Academic objectives are aligned with
Social skills are formally taught twice weekly in relational play or therapy groups, led by staff therapists. Groups focus on building interpersonal relationships, appropriate peer interaction, play skills, expressing emotions appropriately,
Skills are enriched and supported throughout the day when teachers model, coach and intervene as the opportunity arises.
- Pre-Academic and academic skills
- Strong communication skills
- Interpersonal relationships and engagement with others
- The ability to understand another point of view
- Appropriate focus and regulation required for learning
- Problem solving and executive function skills
Social skills are taught and supported during snack time, lunch and through frequent community outings, parties, celebrations, student performances and programs.
Weekly occupational therapy groups led by OTRs along with their assistants, provide activities in sensory regulation, shared attention, motor planning, fine motor development and handwriting. Skills are practiced daily in the classroom or in the sensory lab. Sensory breaks and regulatory techniques are a part of each student’s plan. Teachers work to increase students’ ability to process the environment, focus, engage with peers and attend to tasks. Individual OT is available for students needing these services.
Speech/Language pathologists provide weekly pragmatics language groups to all preschool and lower school students. Speech pathologists assist students in increasing and using spontaneous language, the social give and take of conversational interchange and auditory processing skills. These skills are supported through daily classroom activities. Individual speech/language therapy is available.
Exercise and outdoor play activities occur daily. Students are guided in spontaneous outdoor games and interactive play on the playground each day. Visual-spatial, visual-motor and motor planning skills are taught weekly.
Our mission is to enrich children’s lives by fostering independence, self-esteem, and compassion for others. Every child is valued regardless of diagnosis or challenge. We guide them in a positive direction and create a strong foundation for learning through social, emotional, and academic development.
Vanguard Preparatory School
4240 Sigma Road Dallas, TX 75244
(phone) (972) 404-1616
(fax) (972) 404-1641
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