We serve diverse learners with multiple and varying disabilities.
focus of our instruction program is to enhance students’ individual
strengths while fostering innovative learning techniques that promote
autonomy and success. Each student's learning program, driven by his or
her IEP (Individualized Education Program), is unique and
collaboratively developed by the professional team of teachers,
therapists in conjunction with the child’s parents or guardians.
Various research-based curricula are utilized throughout the instruction
program. Lessons as well as learning goals are aligned with the common
core and state approved core curriculum content standards. Effective
evidence-based teaching strategies are implemented to support
multi-sensory learning and a “process not product” philosophy. Assistive
Technology is infused throughout the program as both a teaching method
and a tool to increase and promote communication. Our creative education
program reflects our commitment to ensure that each and every student
reaches his or her fullest potential.
Curriculum Enhancement Opportunities:
Community Based Instruction Program: The Community
Based Instruction (CBI) program is infused into our education curriculum
beginning at our Middle School grade levels. The CBI program focuses on
three domains: vocational- work skills and career exploration,
community living- restaurants, shopping, etc., and recreational-
bowling, parks, etc. Our CBI program allows our students to generalize
skills from the classroom into “real life settings” and supports
preparation for successful transitions into adulthood and community.
Adapted Physical Education Program: The physical
education program provides experiences through adapted sports and
physical activities fostering independence, communication and
sportsmanship. Sport units reflect the NJ curriculum standards.
Ballet/Dance Program: The dance program is a
therapeutically designed enrichment experience combining music, movement
and socialization which encourages each student to perform to their
Let’s MOVE: The “Let’s MOVE” program is a collaborative
effort by Teachers, Therapists and Teaching Assistants dedicated to
providing a meaningful movement experience to students of all abilities.
Martial Arts: Martial Arts: The martial arts program,
led by a trained martial arts instructor, focuses on: improving
flexibility, strength, body awareness and postural control while
benefiting self-esteem and self-confidence which improves attention.
Yoga:The Yoga program provides our students with an
opportunity to ready themselves for learning while empowering them to be
an active participant in their own growth and development. Yoga
practice impacts improves or promotes strength, flexibility, tone,
digestion, arousal, respiration, and overall sense of well-being.
Horticulture: The horticulture program provides
students with hands on nature and gardening experiences. It follows an
educational/therapeutic curriculum which supports science, math,
language arts as well as pre-vocational skills.
Music Education: The music education program, within a
music therapy framework, offers meaningful musical experiences through
instruments, rhythm, singing, listening and performing to develop
concepts and skills reflected in the NJ curriculum standards. It also
enhances social, cognitive, communication and motor abilities.
Special Adaptive Swim: The adaptive swim program allows
our students to work on gross motor skills in a pool setting. The water
offers support to the entire body allowing our students to move more
freely and easily while performing exercises and gross motor activities!
Therapeutic Riding: Therapeutic Riding, held at Pony
Power Therapies, offers a unique opportunity to ride, care for and
interact with horses. Riding helps participants to strengthen muscles
and develop balance and motor control. Both riding and non-riding
activities enhance individuals’ physical, social and emotional
well-being in a safe, nurturing farm environment.
CTC Academy provides dynamic therapeutic services
based on the student’s IEP (Individual Education Program). We foster a
collaborative therapeutic approach that incorporates all members of the
educational team,enabling our students to participate and reach their
fullest potential in the school environment. All CTC Academy therapists
are licensed professionals who are certified by the NJ Department of
Education. Our school offers therapeutic services in Occupational
Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy