8:1:1 Campus Based Alternative
The Campus Based Alternative 8:1+1 program is a special education program for youth ages 15 to 18, who are identified as having a disability and consistently demonstrate very intense management needs. The students attending this program have a history of unsuccessful special education placements in the public 8:1+1 classrooms and/or residential placements. The program shifts focus away from the typical academic instruction and aims at functional community-based, cognitive, vocational instruction, and teaching self-management of behaviors. The classroom is supported with multiple teacher aides, a school social worker, crisis interventionist, and a special education teacher.
The scope of services provided includes the following:
Provide academic instruction based on studentsí Individualized Educational Plans.
Provide students with the opportunity to receive vocational training and access to community-based activities.
Provide individualized counseling that includes individual and group counseling.
Develop and implement Behavior Management Plans for students.
Manage student IEPs and update psychological testing as needed.
Assist parents in maximizing their resources through strength-based, wrap-around interventions.
Provide related services such as speech therapy and occupational therapy
Provide nursing services to the students, including administering medication and overseeing studentsí medical needs on a full-time basis.