Therapeutic Education Program

The Therapeutic Education Program (TEP) serves middle school aged students who present with neurological, social, communication and learning challenges. The program provides a highly structured environment designed to assist students in learning academic content, perspective-taking skills, problem-solving skills, self- control, coping strategies, and acceptable social behaviors. Goals for students include the development of organizational skills, self-advocacy skills, confidence, and relationship building with peers and adults as well as preparation for success at the high school level.

Although the program provides specialized instructional approaches for academics, socialization, and behavior, the curriculum remains rigorous for each student. The program is aligned with the MA Common Core Standards. Modifications and accommodations are designed to match each individual student’s learning style and profile to ensure success accessing the curriculum. Depending on the level of skills development, students participate in the MCAS Assessment with or without accommodations, or the MCAS Alternate Assessment. The teaching team strives to develop close working relationships with their students and encourages team-building.

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Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Bi-County offers many support programs including Home Based support Services, Friday Morning Clinical, individual clinical support meetings, consultation from a multidisciplinary team of providers. There are several Parent Nights to provide information and support.

Additional Program Information: Students may access opportunities for inclusion based on the recommendation of their IEP Team. Students in this program participate in direct and explicit social skills instruction. Programming includes transition planning and assessment as well as planned learning experiences in community settings.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism, Communication, Emotional, Specific Learning
Other Population Served: 
Health, Neurological
Type of Program: 
In a Host School
Ages Served: 
11, 12, 13, 14
Grades Served: 
5, 6, 7, 8
Contact Person(s): 
Nancy Regan
Director of Student Services
Ahern Middle School
111 Mechanic Street
02035 Foxboro , MA
United States
Massachusetts US