The Experience

A Day At Imagine Academy for Autism

• Every student receives 1:1 interaction all day long!
 
• An integration of both ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) and DIR®/Floortime™ (Development, Individual Differences, Relationships) is implemented to maximize potential.
 
• A communication system is designed for each individual student by the Speech and Language Department, and implemented by the entire team. Speech therapists provide individual sessions as well as train the entire staff to be communication assistants.
 
• A sensory profile is created for each student by their Occupational Therapist to help them regulate and be ready for work. 
 
• Individual Music Therapy affords each student the opportunity to communicate and express themselves in a creative environment. Music Therapy social skill groups provide our students with successful interactions and expand their social emotional development.
 
• Students engage in a daily Yoga routine. Yoga promotes relaxation and body control. It improves coordination and balance and increases oxygen to the brain.
 
• Our students visit a local community center to swim. This program helps our students increase their muscle tone and body awareness by working against the natural resistance of the water

Sample Week at Imagine

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Period 1
8:30-9:15
 
Morning Meeting Discussion of Daily Thematic Topics Morning Meeting
Discussion of Daily Thematic Topics
Morning Meeting
Discussion of Daily Thematic Topics
Speech Therapy Morning Meeting
Discussion of Daily Thematic Topics
Period 2
9:20-10:05
Academic’s Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Academic’s Music Therapy Group
Period 3
10:10-10:55
Music
Therapy
Academic’s Speech Therapy Dyad Occupational Therapy Academic’s
Period 4
11:00-11:45
Academic’s Speech Therapy Academic’s Academic’s Academic’s
Lunch
11:50-12:35
Instructional Lunch Instructional Lunch Instructional Lunch Instructional Lunch Instructional Lunch
Period 5
12:40-1:25 
OT Aerobic Group in Gym Yoga Oral Motor Yoga Oral Motor Art Therapy Yoga Oral Motor
Period 6
1:30-2:15
Academic’s Academic’s Swim Academic’s Academic’s
Period 7
2:20-3:05
Visual Cognitive Therapy Academic’s Swim Visual Cognitive Therapy End of Week Rap-up

Academic periods focus on Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science, Vocational and Life Skills. Academic Programs are run using both the DIR and ABA methodology. Each student has their own individual program book tailored to their specific skill level.
 
 
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
Imagine Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Imagine Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and any other school administered programs