Brookville center for children's services
School Age Special Education
BCCS provides a 12 month therapeutic program for children with developmental delays and developmental disabilities. Education is directed towards the development of communication skills, academic and conceptual skills, social development and behavioral controls, gross and fine motor development, and activities of daily living skills. Conceptual development is enhanced through the creative arts such art, music and drama.
The school age program services youngsters 5-21 years of age with intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities traumatic brain injury and autism. Children are referred to this program from their local school district's committee on special education. Children in the program benefit from a high staff to student ratio, 12:1:4, 10:1:3 or 6:1:3.5 (please see Autism Program 6:1:3.5 student to staff ratio). Students are grouped according to age and academic needs. Each class is a program to itself and curriculum is driven by the student's Individual Education Plan and New York State Education Departments' Standards for Education. Students may receive an array of services as mandated by their Individual Education Program (IEP):
Psychological Services - Counseling, testing assessment, functional behavioral analysis, behavior management and parent training.Speech Pathology Services - Speech language and communication therapy, augmentative communication use, oral motor and feeding therapy.Occupational Therapy Services - Fine motor, visual perception activities of daily living and sensory integration therapy, hand writing and key boarding.Physical Therapy Services - Neuro-developmental treatment, gross motor development, splinting, adaptive equipment, assistance with wheelchair design and adaptive equipment for the home.Skilled Nursing Services - Dispense medication, nebulizer treatments, and g-tube feedings.
All students receive music, art and adaptive physical education. Dependent upon the level of function, students receive academic education services in areas of reading, hand-writing, functional mathematics, socialization, activities of daily living and programs related to the New York State Education Department Standards for Special Education.