Our unique set of curricula includes eight different comprehensive areas: Language, Play, Adaptive, Motor, Executive Functions, Cognition, Social, and Academic Skills (definitions below). The curricula are composed of lessons developed to give behavioral educators specific concepts to teach.
The Language curriculum is designed to develop a child's ability to communicate effectively and understand the communications (vocal and nonvocal) of others. The Language curriculum targets a wide variety of language concepts (e.g., negation, plurals, actions, attributes, etc.). Inspired by B.F. Skinner's book,Verbal Behavior (1957), each lesson ensures that teaching goes beyond receptive and expressive language and includes sections for teaching functional use of language (i.e., mands, tacts, and intraverbals are incorporated into every lesson).
The Play curriculum is designed to develop a variety of age-appropriate play skills, such as peer play, independent play, constructive play, pretend play, interactive play, computer play, and so on.
The Adaptive curriculum includes lessons designed to develop a child’s ability to independently engage in daily living activities, including personal skills (dressing and toileting, etc.), domestic skills (setting and clearing the table, making the bed, etc.), community skills (shopping, restaurants, etc.) and safety skills.
The Motor curriculum includes lessons designed to develop the visual, oral, gross and fine motor skills a child needs to effectively communicate, participate in play and daily living activities, and succeed academically.
The Executive Functions curriculum includes lessons designed to address skill areas involved in goal-directed behavior and self-management, such as memory, attention, inhibition, planning, self-awareness, flexibility, and problem solving.
The Cognition curriculum includes lessons designed to develop a child’s perspective-taking skills or “Theory of Mind” i.e., the ability to understand the mental states of oneself and others, including one’s thoughts, desires, intentions, beliefs, emotions, preferences and deception.
The Social Skills curriculum includes lessons designed to develop a child's social interactions, including relationship building and social language skills, self-esteem, group-related skills and so on.
AcademicThe Academic curriculum includes lessons designed to develop a wide range of language arts and math skills, with the aim of promoting a child's ability to independently participate in and complete academic assignments at school.
Each activity provides information such as:
- Average age ranges for when skills develop
- Prerequisites necessary before teaching the skills in the activity
- Sample Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals related to the skill
- Ideas for setting up teaching materials and scenarios
- Teaching points for ensuring the child's success in learning targeted skills
- Ideas for programming for generalization
- Printable materials such as teaching guides, tracking forms, visual aids, worksheets, and target checklists.
- Clear, brief, and visually appealing demonstration videos.