The Day School has more than 40 years experience teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, brain injury, genetic disorder and developmental disabilities. The staff understands how these
disorders impair learning, and have developed teaching techniques that allow children to overcome these hurdles.
The Day School's interdisciplinary team approach combines speech and occupational therapy, co-treatments, living skills and vocational training into a comprehensive educational program. Unique to the program are specialized 'lab' settings for reading and science to help emphasize vital academic subject areas that require hands-on learning strategies.
The Center's Science Lab takes lessons outdoors to study rocks and minerals.
Many students are able to return to their community schools after 12 to 24 months at Sargent's Day School. Sargent works closely with local school districts to ensure these students continue to receive the support they need. Other students remain in our Upper School learning life and job skills until age 21.
In addition, innovative TEACCH centers help students negotiate all aspects of the school day. A transitional living unit trains older students within an apartment setting with bedroom, living room, kitchen, dinette, and bath/laundry. A vocational training kitchen offers students who are learning food service-catering skills an appropriately designed work space. For all students, the day school offers white board technology for interactive lessons.
Sargent's fully licensed clinicians have advanced training in various rehabilitation specialties. The low student-to-teacher ratios give the team the time and flexibility to tailor programs to each child's specific needs.
To arrange for a tour of the Day School, including our new transitional living unit, please contact Colleen McCarthy or Pamela Morelli at 401-886-6600. To make a referral to the Day School, please contact Marilyn F. Serra, President/CEO and Director of Special Education at 401-886-6600.