At Victory Autism Academy all therapies are individualized to meet each students’ needs. Therapy is conducted in a push in and pull out model. This allows students to work on individual goals in the therapy room and begin to transfer specific skills to different areas such as the classroom, playground, and ultimately outside of the school setting. Below is a list of therapies offered at Victory Autism Academy:
School-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy program uses an animal’s gentle and unconditional love with coordinated lesson plans to improve children’s social skills, life skills, motor skills, speech, motivation, and self-confidence. We work closely with teachers and paraeducators weekly to ensure each child has an opportunity to interact with the therapy animal individually while also working on their IEP goals.
Benefits of the School-Based Animal Therapy Program include increased self-esteem, trust, empathy, focus, motivation, self-control, and decreased anxiety, depression, and isolation.
Our students at Victory Autism Academy have a variety of needs. School-based occupational therapy primarily focuses on students’ academic successes involving their fine motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, bilateral coordination, and sensory processing skills. At VAA, the occupational therapy team tailors specific needs of a student and provides services in a direct one-on-one setting following a combination of pull out and push in models to best service the student’s engagement and participation in classroom activities. Students also receive support in group settings, or on a consultation basis to provide collaboration with the student’s teachers and staff members. The occupational therapy team also attends and supports student participation and performance during community outings and field trips.
Victory Autism Academy’s Speech Language Pathologist and Speech Assistants follow students' IEP goals and plans. They support students with articulation, phonology, hearing, fluency, functional life skills, expressive language, receptive language, auditory discrimination, phonological awareness, social skills/pragmatics, Augmentative Alternative communication (AAC), figurative language, written language and intelligibility. A therapist supports your child in a small group or individual basis; in the special education classroom or in the speech room. The Speech Team attends field trips and outings to support communication, as needed.