Fall open house

Speech-language pathologist Jaclynne Dietrich works with student Scott Gordon on his communication skills.

The Matheny School will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, October 9, from 10 a.m.-12 noon to showcase its various programs for students with multiple disabilities. These include:

  • Preschool. Supported through an adapted environment using emergent technology, communication systems and the individual education plan.
  • Elementary K-8. Utilizing a “centers approach” where students have the opportunity to participate with their peers to learn tasks via hands-on activities.
  • High School 9-12+. Study of traditional academics, such as biology and U.S. history plus transition and elective classes that help students prepare for adulthood.
  • Adapted Physical Education. Promoting fitness through all traditional sports, modified to encourage students to create their own independent movements.
  • 21st Century Life Skills. Taking what is learned in the classroom and applying it to real-life situations.
  • Speech therapy. Providing individual and integrated services as well as in-class language groups.
  • Occupational Therapy. Facilitating students’ access to their environment with as much independence as possible.
  • Social Services. Promoting the emotional well-being and adjustment of each student to maximize academic growth and physical functioning.
  • Physical Therapy. Customizing positioning and exercise routines using standing and adaptive bike riding.
  • Psychology. Working as a team with school staff and parents/guardians to understand the meaning behind behaviors viewed as inappropriate or unsafe.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., call Jill Baker at (908) 234-0011, ext. 234, or email mathenyschool@matheny.org.

Occupational therapist Wendell Lumapas helps student Michael Taurozzi use switches to access a computer.