The Creekside School dramatically improves quality of life for students and their families.
We believe that anyone can learn once we learn how to teach them.Guided by this simple premise, each student’s unique set of interests, strengths and needs drive the development of their comprehensive program. Active collaboration between professionals and families allows us to gain greater understanding of the student as a whole.
Philosophy and Methodology
Parents founded The Creekside School using the Developmental, Individual difference, Relationship-based (DIRⓇ/ Floortime™) model. DIRⓇ/ Floortime™ was originally intended for young children in clinical and home-based settings. The Creekside School uses principles of this model to develop individualized intervention programs and functional academic curricula appropriate for a school environment.
The Creekside School takes an eclectic approach to special education. Instructional and therapeutic interventions include but are not limited to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), SCERTSⓇ (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support), Relationship Development Intervention (RDIⓇ), speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy and inclusion.
Our highly skilled team of professionals stays current with progressive methodologies.
TCS Student Goals:
All students will achieve greater independence through:
Fostering effective communication
Learning positive behaviors and self regulation strategies
Building relationships and acquiring social skills
Gaining community skills through greater access to community
Developing academic skills to be generalized across multiple life contexts
TCS Organization Goals:
Provide a safe, nurturing environment where students thrive
Maintain open communication and collaboration with parents and care providers
Collaboratively address challenges related to the development of each student
Provide meaningful learning opportunities
Educate students at their developmental level with age-appropriate activities
Teach academic, vocational, social and daily living skills
Raise greater autism awareness and understanding within the community