SCI (Severely Cognitively Impaired)
SCI classroom programs are designed to improve gross and fine motor skills, self-care skills, communication and social skills.
In the Classroom
There are four SCI classrooms housed at Freedom Acres School. These classrooms serve students ages 2-26 years with a wide range of cognitive and physical impairments. Almost all activities require assistance from staff, which is comprised of one teacher and several health care aides. Additionally, therapists service students in the specific areas of speech (communication – both verbal and non-verbal), physical therapy (gross motor and range of motion activities), and occupational therapy (fine motor and sensory activities).
A primary goal of all classrooms is to help each student achieve his/her own level of independence. The classroom atmosphere is both fun and nurturing for these students with special needs.