EARLY INTERVENTION CENTRE
Our early intervention classroom, aptly named “Busy Bees” runs from 9.10 until 1.50pm daily. We have a small class size of six children. The children range in age from three to five years. Each child receives individualised tuition to support their social, communication and academic development. The children also learn through small group teaching and play sessions. Routine and structure are an imperative part of the day and visual schedules are used as an aid to assist the children’s understanding of the school day.
How We Learn
The student’s goals are derived from a variety of assessments carried out at the beginning of the school year. Each child will have their own individualised education program to assist their individual learning needs and educational goals.
Communication and play skills are at the core of every teaching moment in Busy Bee’s. We support our students to communicate by utilising a variety of communication modalities; PECS, Lámh, AAC; etc. All of these communication strategies are utilised to augment our student’s early communication development.
The early intervention classroom is a visually rich teaching environment, our student’s are guided and supported through each of their tasks and transitions by utilising developmentally appropriate visual schedules and planners.
ABACAS has two outdoor play areas, a large indoor soft play area, a sensory room, a large ballpool and hammock room. The children delight in visiting these areas daily and each one can help with both sensory regulation and occupational therapy goals.