At SINAI Schools, we don’t shoehorn our students into a predetermined special education program. Instead, in collaboration with our parents, we develop a unique individualized plan for each child.
We begin with the CHILD. What does he or she need, academically, socially, and emotionally? For every aspect of that child’s day, we work to create the perfect environment. For each academic subject we consider not only the child’s scholastic abilities, but also which grouping of students is most appropriate, both academically and socially. Depending on each individual child’s needs, we provide various therapies, both as “push-in” and “pull-out” sessions, throughout the week. Finally, we consider inclusion a major part of each child’s individualized plan. On a case by case basis and throughout the year, we collaborate with parents to determine the ways in which their child will best benefit from the different inclusion opportunities available, and incorporate that into his or her individualized plan.
And because children grow and change, we believe that each child’s individualized plan should evolve as he or she develops, as part of an ongoing process. Our parents, teachers and administrators meet as a collaborative team regularly during the school year in order to discuss each child’s progress and reshape his or her individualized plan.