Therapeutic Elementary Alternative Program

The Therapeutic Elementary Alternative Programs (TEAP) provide comprehensive educational and therapeutic services for students in grades K-6 whose social, emotional and/or academic delays and challenges inhibit their success in the general educational setting. Students may present with difficulties in the areas of language development, cognition, sensory integration, and social/behavioral skills. A range of services, including direct social skills instruction, speech and language services, and counseling are provided by a multi-disciplinary team in one setting so that optimal learning is possible.

A small staff to student ratio allows for personalized and individualized teaching. The program emphasizes the use of assistive and instructional technology and multi-sensory instruction to foster active engagement in learning. Once students have demonstrated the ability to regulate behaviors within the smaller classroom setting, they may have the opportunity to mainstream into a general education classroom within the public school setting. The goal of the TEAP program is to help students experience growth and success, improve their sense of self worth academically and socially, and eventually return to their home district.

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Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Support programs include: Home Based support Services, Friday Morning Clinical, individual clinical support meetings, consultation from a multidisciplinary team of providers. Several Parent Nights throughout the school year to provide information and support for parents.

Additional Program Information: Direct and explicit social skills instruction. Programming includes learning experiences in community settings and field trips. Recreational swimming in summer.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism, Communication, Health
Other Population Served: 
Development Delay, Emotional
Type of Program: 
In a Host School
Ages Served: 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Grades Served: 
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Contact Person(s): 
Pamela Ludwig
Program Director
Jackson School
68 Messenger Street
02762 Plainville , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Martin School
37 Landry Ave
02760 North Attleboro , MA
United States
Massachusetts US