We think we are the best room in the school!
In keeping with the Crossroads’ mission statement, “To prepare individuals with and without developmental disabilities for life success within their family and community,” Room 12 is a school-aged classroom in which all types of skills are addressed, to help our students truly achieve success. This means that while we are targeting academic skills suited to each students’ individual levels and abilities, we are additionally working on social and communication skills, attending skills, life skills and more, in order for each of our children to live the most functional and independent life possible. We believe in the principles of ABA; they work, and we’ve seen amazing progress where others before had given up hope.
The class currently holds 9 students, ages 9-12. Many of the students take the alternate assessment, and these are graded 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. We have 1 Special Education teacher, 3 program TA’s, and 2 TA’s that meet 1:1 IEP needs.
In addition to individualized teacher-made materials to reflect the precise needs of each students, we utilize 3 curriculums throughout our day and week. Handwriting Without Tears is used to teach 3 domains: math and numbers, literacy, and readiness and writing. Touch Math is used to teach higher mathematics skills. Together Counts is used to teach healthy eating and exercise principles.
Room 12 is a happy and busy classroom. Our staff is hard-working and enthusiastic, and we all truly love our students.