PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT BARRY TECH

 
General Information
Description of ProgramOffers a preschool which specializes in serving children in need of a highly structured learning environment and present with autism spectrum disorders or PDD (pervasive development disorder). Classes are small which allow for an intensive learning environment. The Language Enriched Academic Development Program (LEAD) effectively targets communication competence, social interactions, and pre-academic and academic readiness skills. A collaborative model provides a speech and language therapist with the special education teacher in every classroom all day, every day, to support speech, language, cognitive and social development. They utilize the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to shape behaviors and teach new skills through repetition and reinforcement. Instruction targets Activities of Daily Living (ADL). A progressive total communication system is utilized including spoken words, photographs, pictures, symbols and/or sign language, to increase communication skills. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to engage students in a social exchange to request and/or communicate their needs. Additionally, we have specially trained staff that may address any mealtime management concerns, such as limited food repertoire. A collaborative team including teachers, social workers, psychologist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, and administrative personnel strive to meet the individualized educational needs of each child. Family input is encouraged and parent training is provided throughout the school year. Day and evening workshops assist parents with skill development and behavioral interventions and ongoing support groups are facilitated by the social. Call for more detailed information.
LocationNassau
Geographic AreaLevittown, New York; Town of Hempstead, New York; Nassau County, New York
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameSusan McNulty
Contact's PositionPrincipal
Contact's Phone(516) 622-5763
Contact's Emailsmcnulty@nasboces.org
Physical Site Address 11196 Prospect Avenue
Physical Site City, State, ZipWestbury, NY 11590
Mailing Address 11196 Prospect Avenue
Mailing City, State, ZipWestbury, NY 11590
Main Phone(516) 622-5763
Fax(516) 622-5798
Program Emailsmcnulty@nasboces.org
Web Addresswww.nassauboces.org
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateMay19
 
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
NASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
This Program: PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT BARRY TECH
Affiliated Services: PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT BARRY TECH