In our Therapeutic PreK class, the school day is led by an experienced teacher and a teaching assistant. Therapeutic services are available based on the individual child’s needs. Emerge Center therapies include speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and parent training for behavioral challenges.
What makes Therapeutic PreK unique?
The Emerge PreK class is designed to provide an educational setting for those students who do not need 1:1 support but are not yet ready to learn in a larger classroom setting. For example, a learner may have a diagnosis of autism and may have graduated from 1:1 Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), but perhaps they do not yet have the skills to focus and learn in a typical PreK class of 15-20 students. A learner may have a diagnosis of apraxia causing communication to be difficult, especially in a large, busy group. Another learner may not have a specific diagnosis but may have a hard time sitting in one place and may need frequent movement breaks. Any of these children could benefit from the Emerge PreK class!
- – Students in the 2024-2025 Emerge PreK class are born between September 2019 and September 2020.
- – Students plan to attend kindergarten in the 2025-2026 school year.
- – Students are toilet trained, wearing underwear regularly (a few accidents a week or month is fine).
- – Students have an established method(s) of communication such as spoken communication, and/or AAC, used regularly by the child in many settings.