We have a customized approach to curriculum development and instruction. We focus on students’ natural abilities and talents to inform our individualized instruction and draw out their maximum potential.
Additionally, we have an integrated approach that combines the best of several methods for students and their individual needs.
These methods include DIR® (Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based), ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), and Incidental Teaching. When specified in the IEP, different specialists such as an occupational therapist, a physical therapist and a speech-language therapist will simultaneously treat a student.
We also integrate these services into functional activities, such as, Consumer Family Life (CFL) and Community-Based Instruction (CBI). This empowers students to transfer skills out of traditional therapy rooms.
The Phoenix Center’s diverse programs can be categorized into four areas:
- Educational Services – The Phoenix Center provides programs for three levels of learners: academic, functional-academic and functional
- Related services – The Phoenix Center has a full staff of therapeutic service providers to support our teachers and enhance our students’ learning and development
- Transition services — We believe in preparing students for life beyond the classroom by helping them develop real-life skills through community-based instruction (CBI), supported employment options and post-21 programming.
- Family education and support services — We provide a full range of parent and family support services such as:
- Parent educational workshops
- Sibling support groups
- Parents and family night out events (i.e., family picnic, pasta night, bowling night, restaurant nights)
- In-home visits, as needed