Every Child is Unique

Summit Academy Schools are a safe haven for children with learning challenges such as Autism, ADD, and ADHD. We realize that children with these disorders learn and function in a unique way, which is why we have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student, including specially designed English, Reading, and Math programs. Once a student’s learning style is identified, there are many different teaching styles that can be implemented such as using a multi-sensory approach, small-group intervention, behavior modeling, corrective feedback, and guided practice. We identify the skill deficits of each student and provide them with different services accordingly. These services include:

  • Speech/ Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Transportation Services
  • Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Tutoring

Behavioral Services

Summit Academy Schools have a universal approach to behavior based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Principles of Behavior Analysis include Positive Reinforcement, or the rewarding of positive behavior in hopes it will be repeated. This is our way of teaching students not only how to behave well, but why it is important. We have many specialized staff members available to help bring about positive behavior including:

  • Behavior Specialist
  • Performance Coach
  • Licensed School Counselor/ Therapist

For more information on Applied Behavior Analysis, check out this article from Autism Speaks

Working Together

Our Individualized Education Program, special services, highly qualified staff members, and our special features like Therapeutic Martial Arts and the DOJO room all work in cohesion to create a positive, encouraging, and helpful environment for our students to learn and flourish. Children with learning disorders are often enrolled in public schools that simply are not knowledgeable or prepared enough to teach and guide them, which is why Summit Academy Schools are unique. Instead of treating a learning disorder as a problem, we embrace it and discover new ways to teach based on the special needs of our students.