Crystal Academy is a non-profit, 501 (C) 3, non-sectarian, private school that provides an enriching academic and therapeutic learning environment for children between the age of 5 and adolescents. Our holistic individualized program caters to children with developmental delays including but not limited to autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, developmental academic disorder, nonverbal learning disorder, attention deficit disorder and more. We believe that children learn in different ways. We want to foster individual learning styles to make your child more independent and social within their community and within their everyday life.
Our mission at Crystal Academy School is to develop and nurture a child’s individualized ability, while meeting the needs of the child through academics, evidence based services, and socialization with peers. We believe that children learn in different ways. We want to foster individual learning styles, to make your child more independent and social within their community and within their life.
At the Crystal Academy School, we believe that every child’s life begins with the ability and desire to communicate with the people they are in contact with everyday. By the time they reach the school age, these children need a place to grow both cognitively and socially. At CAPS your child will develop individually and naturally through different therapies and skill related programs.
Central to our approach is the belief that, through the right interventions and learning, the brain can be re-wired and cognitive function can be enhanced. New neural pathways can be developed through intensive, one-on-one therapies, as well as group activities during the early years and beyond. The Crystal Academy School is proud to provide a variety of evidence based services and curriculums that are crafted into holistic programs individualized for each child that include Academic Learning; Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies, Behavior Therapy based on the Verbal Behavior VB-MAPP, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Play Skills, Adaptive Daily Living Skills, Music Therapy, and Socialization Skills.
Our program was developed to provide a behavior and language-based intervention that promotes communication, language, cognition, independence, and social development for our children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD, Academic Learning Disorder and related learning delays and disorders. The CAPS program will cater to children on all levels of their delays and disorders by designing a holistic and individualized program. Students will be engaged in group activities and therapies as well as one to one individualized instruction and therapy.
A comprehensive evaluation of your child’s skill and developmental challenges is conducted by our professional staff in order to design your child’s personalized program. A detailed report will be provided to the parents every marking period in order to discuss your child’s progress.
Our experienced and qualified team includes Certified Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Teachers, Certified Speech-Language Pathologists, Licensed Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Certified Music Therapists, Certified Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analysts, and Registered Behavior Assistants. Every staff member who works with the students has had a Level 2 background screening to ensure the children’s safety. Our team has experience working with children with varying developmental delays including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cognitive Impairment and Language Delays. Our staff is supportive and dedicated to helping the students reach their full potential. Please see our About Us section to meet the staff.
Our program has been developed to provide a behavior and language-based intervention that promotes communication, language, cognition, independence, and social development for our children with varying developmental delays which include but are not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cognitive Impairment, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Language-Based Delay. Our program serves elementary, middle and early high school age students that will be grouped according to chronological age as well as cognitive functioning level.
Crystal Academy offers three unique and tailored classroom models to meet every child’s individual needs. The Focused Model is for children whose development does not yet allow for large group shared attention, children who require or would materially benefit from constant direct attention. The Paired Model is designed to pair two students together with one provider to begin developing shared attention skills, in a neuro-typical classroom environment as much as is practical. All Academic and Behavioral services are provided in a two-to-one children-teacher ratio. Children are always paired based on developmental need. All Academic and Behavioral services are designed specifically to the child’s developmental needs. However, One to Two will also occur when appropriate for both child’s social growth and staff requirements. In our Small Group environment, the child to teacher ratio can vary from one teacher to three students and up. Small group is for children whose shared attention skills are sufficiently developed. Ancillary services, art, PE, speech, lunch, are always provided in a small group setting for both models.