Children's Services

Upload: March 11, 2015

Program Descriptions

  • Block Institute’s Children’s Services program provides special education services to preschool students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP). If your child has been evaluated and has been mandated a special class setting through the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE), our program may be the right fit for you. We offer the following classroom ratios:
    • 6:1:3
    • 8:1:3
    • 9:1:3
    • 10:1:2
    • 12:1:2
  • Nine of our 17 classrooms are designated as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) classrooms. Our classrooms are staffed with dedicated and experienced NYS certified Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and paraprofessionals. We also provide Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapies as mandated on each student’s IEP.  Block Institute provides services on a 12 month, school calendar, including a 6 week summer program, for those students that are mandated an extended school year.

Why Choose Block?

  • We offer an Applied Behavior Analysis Program, supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), for children with ASD and behaviors that interfere with learning
  • We utilize communications systems such as PECS to assist children who cannot communicate verbally
  • Our feeding protocol assists children with motor or behavioral feeding difficulties
  • Parent/Caregiver trainings based on revalent topics.
  • We use the Creative Curriculum through the use of differential teaching approaches
  • Related service providers utilize our sensory integration room and modern physical therapy space to work on IEP goals
  • Large outdoor playground space and indoor gymnasium allows for student’s to stay active
  • Our school music specialist utilizes musical strategies to engage students
  • We employ a full time school social worker
  • We provide breakfast and lunch to our students
  • Some members of our licensed and certified staff speak Spanish, Russian, Italian, Chinese, and Urdu
  • Our site has an indoor heated pool staffed by certified swim instructors and life guards
  • Students can participate in our unique pet therapy experience called PALS with PAWS
    • Trained and certified pet handlers use specially trained dogs in educational and therapeutic capacities to reach their full potential
  • We have LPNs within our Education Programs who serve physical and medically involved students, including, but not limited to those with neurogenic bladders, diabetes and seizures.
  • The Education nurses care for the student’s daily needs, from medication administration, to providing first aid and emergency interventions as warranted.