We individualize each child’s curriculum to allow for both academic and therapeutic services. We start with a comprehensive evaluation to determine strengths and needs, provide a accurate baseline of developmental skills in all developmental domains (cognitive, speech/language, gross & fine motor, adaptive, social-emotional), and review complete medical history including auditory and vision status.
Specific services will be provided to support each student, based on individual challenges, while utilizing their strengths to foster the foundational skills needed to reach school readiness goals outlined by The State of Illinois. Each student’s progress is charted monthly with periodic parent/team meetings and a six-month re-evaluation.
Pyramid Therapeutic Preschool’s 5 areas of focus
Structuring activities to help children learn to self-regulate and move more easily between high-energy and low-energy demands
Decreasing classroom size to lessen distractions and help children acclimate to typical classroom settings
Using extracurricular activities that encourage self-confidence, motivation to learn, and class enjoyment such as art, music, gardening, dance, yoga, etc.
Providing opportunity to integrate gradually with classmates to help children learn to socialize and problem-solve in a positive and playful way
The Pyramid Approach
My Child Needs Therapeutic Intervention: What Are My Next Steps?
My Child Was Diagnosed
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder
Unspecified Developmental Delay