Communication, Sensory, and Mobility Skills

The ability to communicate with others has such a strong impact on our students' quality of life and safety.  Within our programs, we work on communication skills at various levels to meet students' individual needs.  Many of our students use Augmentative and Alternative   Communication (AAC) to aid in their ability to communicate.

 We learn about the world around us through our sensory systems.  Many of our students have problems with sensory processing that affect their day-to-day lives.  Our therapists and staff work with students to help them explore their envionments through sensory experiences to increase learning.  For students with sensory processing difficulties, our therapists and staff use intentionally-selected sensory input to help students regulate their systems.  

Increased functional mobility means increased independence for students.  Functional mobility includes important movement tasks such as  transferring from a chair to a piece of equipment, standing for toileting, sitting unsupported in a chair, and walking throughout the classroom.  With help from therapists and equipment, our students continue to make gains in their functional mobility, leading toward greater independence.

Please take a moment to look over the resources on communication, sensory, and functional mobility skills found below.

General Information about Sensory Integration

Sensory Processing Disorder Website

What is AAC

Core Vocabulary

Mobility Opportunities Via Education (MOVE)