Yes I Can! Senior Communicate is an intermediate level class, focusing on social communication between children, expressive and receptive language and building imaginative play skills.
Ratio: One teacher for every 4 students.
Approach: The philosophy of the class stems from Dr. Stanley Greenspan’s basic principles of “floor time”. This approach is proven to help children expressively and receptively communicate with there peers/caregivers. The Floortime Approach is used in many of the aspects of the program, but especially predominant at ‘free play’.
Goal: To expose children to small peer group where they can practice imaginative play skills, increase vocabulary and develop social communication with peers. The use of visuals and schedule boards aid in this process. The pictures are used to reinforce the verbal word, giving them more opportunity to be successful. This program provides the opportunity to increase expressive, receptive and social communication skills.