Our full day program runs from Sunday to Thursday, 8am-2pm and is staffed with SEN (special education needs) qualified teachers and behaviour therapists as teacher assistants.
Each student has an Individualized Education Plan to reflect goals/targets they need to work on, and a community inclusion goal which will outline how they will access and participate in the community.
Many parents ask us ‘what curriculum do you use?’ The answer is whatever suits your child’s learning style best. Here at MAE, we offer all our students Individualised education plans (IEP’s).
IEP’s are written and implemented after several weeks of observation in the classroom environment, ensuring we fully understand the child or young person’s weaknesses, strengths and what teaching style, curriculum, and method work best: with the input of our full-time Head of Education, Special education teacher, and BCBA.
We use worldwide recognized assessment tools that are developed to monitor the progress of children who have fallen behind academically, have learning disabilities/delays or other barriers to learning.
The benchmarks are a set of achievable objectives or prerequisite skills that allow children with difficulties or delays to work towards more realistic meaningful goals and still make academic progress! In the case of the student relocating countries or moving to another school, these goals and benchmarks can be shared in the form of a report to share with the new supporting team.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a core foundation at Modern Alternative Education. Each academic and vocational class has Behaviour Analytic principles embedded within the teaching methodology, ensuring all of our students are able to reach their full potential.
Moreover, each student has Life Skills, Social Skills, and Job Exposure programs set in their daily schedule according to their functional level. This might include visits to the supermarket, mall or any other public area needed.
We meet with parents to discuss the goals set in the IEP’s each term and then begin implementing the differentiated learning strategies in the classroom. We like to work as closely with parents as possible as we are strong believers in following the same structures and academic techniques at home to ensure consistency with learning- beneficial to the student.