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NAPA Early Intervention Program



NAPA Center’s Early Intervention Program offers both a therapeutic and educational environment for our youngest scholars! Our beautiful and age-appropriately themed classroom is stocked with resources of educational materials, art and music media, technology, separate and private changing area, kitchen where we teach our students how to manage their hygiene, and various enrichment centers. We believe in a center-based approach to teaching our scholars. Our NAPA classroom is frequented by our amazingly talented therapy staff of Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Physical Therapists. It is very evident that our NAPA EI Program is a true multi-disciplinary staff with big hearts but trained in the utmost and outstanding professional methodologies.
 

A typical day in our Early Intervention program:

Morning Welcome: students and their parents as classroom buddies Circle Time: focusing on academic reading such as letters of the month and the amazing method of “How to Teach Your Baby to Read”, a scientifically-proven strategy developed by Glenn Doman. Center-Based Instruction: focusing on activities covering academic concepts (shapes, numbers, letters, phonics), tactile mediums and art (strengthening our fine motor skills and tactile aversions/sensitivities) and of course moving our students from the challenging task of parallel to cooperative play! Eating, Toileting, and Hygiene: We teach our students as young as eighteen months to use a spoon and fork. We allow finger feeding but we put all students drinks in cups and food on plates with utensils. Our Tiny tots learn from a young age the importance of routine and cleaning up after oneself. We also have our students assist in their toileting and diaper changes when it is appropriate. Closing Circle: with our NAPA parents and their children Occupational Therapy NAPA Occupational Therapists enhance our student’s learning by incorporating gross motor activities, sensory integration, fine motor activities, sensory processing and proprioceptive and tactile strategies that enable our student’s to access their lessons. Physical Therapy Our Physical Therapists bring an energy to each center by teaching students to use equipment safely while having fun! Games are used as teaching tools to strengthen core muscles, balance, movement, and coordination. Our students have regular classroom access to therapy equipment such as peanut balls, a ball pit, and balance disks.
Speech Therapy NAPA Speech and Language Pathologists support and assist our students for those that benefit from language models in the beginning stages of language production. NAPA therapists are well versed in alternate forms of communication such as picture exchange, following a visual schedule, or using pictorial cues and materials that allow all students to communicate during favorite activities such as Circle Time! Circle Time is a unique experience in which students, parents, caregivers, our Early Childhood Teachers, and NAPA therapists come together to sing, to learn, and to share in a meaningful collaboration of joy and learning combined. The Classroom and Facility One component that sets NAPA’s Early Intervention Program apart is classroom parent participation. All parents are expected to play an integral part of our program. We have honest and open communication with every family and have an open-door policy. We serve a range of eligibilities such as Global or Developmental Delay, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Motor and Speech Impairments, Intellectual Disabilities, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Paralysis, Birth Defects, Etc. Most of our Early Intervention students also get their individual therapy sessions in the our state-of-the-art NAPA Therapy Center which is right next door to our classroom. We include Individual Service Plans, Care Plans, Progress Reports and the DRDP (standardized state assessment for birth through five years of age/before Kindergarten transition) to help drive your child’s daily instruction, assess in all development areas, and to prepare our Exit Reports.
*We have a one of a kind parent lounge for parents and caregivers *NAPA students do not have to be potty trained to enter our program but parents supply their children’s snacks, extra clothes, wipes, and diapers/pull-ups. *If you would like more information please contact us by e-mail: school@napacenter.org or by giving us a call at (424) 269-3400  

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