THE FACILITATORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND SUPPORT STAFF AT BREAKTHROUGH ACADEMY ARE UNITED IN the following BELIEFs about ALL CHILDREN:
they have the ability and right to learn
they are curious & creative
they can succeed
Our Precision Teaching practice is informed and supported by Fluency Training methodologies of Fit Learning and Morningside Academy. We contract with Blossom Park to provide this service on campus.
We are hopeful and eager to participate in a new research project to better understand assessment in students with Autism with Nicole Sparapani, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, her team at the at the University of California at Davis Mind Institute, and the team at A2i (otherwise known as Learning Ovations).
We employ only evidence-based practice in the field of special education, the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities, the treatment of dyslexia and other learning disorders, and the support of social/emotional needs.
PARENT AS THE "TEACHER"
As a parent, your role can make a big impact in how your son or daughter perceives learning and performs in school. We encourage you to help your child understand his or her needs and learning style.
We invite you to work with our staff to help your child get all he or she can out of their growing years.
No two students have exactly the same strengths, needs or learning style. That’s why we create individualized learning plans for every child that combines explicit, direct, small-group instruction, digital supplement, therapies, and facilitated socialization in a way that works for your child's unique needs.
In order to accomplish our mission, we obtain continuing professional development and supportive mentorship. Currently, we are enjoying the mentoring of implementing Precision Teaching by Rick Kubina, Ph.D. and his team at Chartlytics. We are using Chartlytics and its digital Standard Celeration Chart to quantify performance and make data-driven decisions about instruction. We also implement Relational Frame Theory and use the PEAK curriculum to make learning efficient. Last, we employ principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training to address social/emotional needs.