About Glen­wood School

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SCHOOL STAFF, GLEN­WOOD DAY SCHOOL

Glen­wood pro­vides an in­ten­sive and sup­port­ive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for stu­dents with spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion needs be­tween the ages of five and 21. Pro­gram­ming is fa­cil­i­tated by spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion teach­ers, spe­cially trained ed­u­ca­tional as­sis­tants, a life skills coach, a com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders as­sis­tant, and a reg­is­tered ki­ne­si­ol­o­gist.

Our school has many unique learn­ing en­vi­ron­ments that in­clude a Snoeze­len and sen­sory room, gross mo­tor ac­tiv­ity ar­eas, an ac­ces­si­ble playground, Struc­tured TEACCH model classes and a model apart­ment in which stu­dents can learn func­tional life skills. Tech­nol­ogy also sup­ports Glen­wood stu­dents, with ex­am­ples in­clud­ing Smartboards, iPads with com­mu­ni­ca­tion apps, Sound Beam de­vice and most re­cently, eye gaze tech­nol­ogy with which a stu­dent can ac­cess a de­vice with their gaze.

As we fo­cus on com­mu­ni­ca­tion, in­de­pen­dence, tran­si­tions and life skills, Glen­wood stu­dents are learn­ing and grow­ing to their full po­ten­tial in a safe, pos­i­tive and car­ing com­mu­nity.

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