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Our Motto: Anyone can learn once we learn how to teach them.

Our Philosophy

Creekside staff draw from a variety of evidence-based approaches and therapeutic interventions to fit the individual needs of each child.

In our early years, Creekside relied heavily on the DIR®/Floortime™ model, a child-centered approach designed for young children in clinical and home-based settings.

Today, the school has expanded its therapeutic toolkit to include a variety of progressive, evidence-based methodologies, including:​

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH)

  • (Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT®)

  • Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support (SCERTS®)

  • Crisis Prevention Institute's (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®

  • Relationship Developmental Intervention (RDI®)

Student-Centered Learning

We take a student-centered, holistic approach to learning that:

  • ​Recognizes each student's unique and special learning differences

  • Uses personal interests and autonomy as the primary drive for learning

  • Addresses sensory processing and biomedical needs

  • Understands psychological and emotional factors in supporting students

  • Considers developmental levels in designing curriculum

  • Develops positive relationships between students and their Creekside team

Long-Term Goal

Our learning goal is to help our students achieve greater independence, and we assist them in that preparation by helping them to:

  • Develop academic skills and generalize them across multiple life contexts

  • Build effective communication skills and master social skills to promote meaningful social interactions.

  • Learn positive behaviors and self-regulation strategies

  • Gain life skills and experience through frequent and meaningful interactions in the community

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