Classroom 12

9-12 Year Olds
  • Class Overview

  • Classroom 12

    Classroom 12

    Welcome to Room 12, one of two school- age rooms serving the elder half of our school-age program, which extends to age 12. We utilize techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (individual visual schedules, individual instruction, least to most prompting, forward and backward chaining, and task analysis) throughout our school day to assist in the acquisition and generalization of academic and social skills. In addition, we focus on building leisure, as well as daily living, skills. Other curriculum strategies such as Learning Without Tears and Touch Math, as well as music and arts and crafts, are infused to help enhance and individualize our program.


    • Age Group:

      6-10 Year Olds
    • Class Size:
      Class Size: 6:1:2
    • Health Care

      There is a Health Care Office that provides daily health checks of students. Office staff has been approved to administer medication.

    • Curriculum

      Thanks to grants, each classroom uses Handwriting Without Tears and TouchMath curriculum.

    • School Calendar

      Crossroads establishes and follows a school calendar similar to public school systems.

    • Security

      Crossroads is a secure building with restricted access.

    • Technology

      Classrooms and therapists use computers and iPads in daily lessons.

    • Library Time

      Crossroads has our own library that classrooms can visit. In addition, we visit the neighboring Schenectady County branch.

  • Class Educators

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Danielle Winning
      Special Education Teacher Room 12
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Brianna McKinney
      Teaching Assistant Room 12, Behavior Technician
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Christianna Brown
      Teaching Assistant Room 12
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Melvin Shine
      Teaching Assistant Room 12
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • D'Onjaina Parson
      Teaching Assistant Room 12
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
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