Students in the camp are placed in small groups. Teachers use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to deliver effective instruction, create sufficient practice opportunities, and manage behavior in the classroom. Additionally, our Autism summer camp provides instruction and practice with social skills, personal care skills, and leisure activities like swimming, art, and music.
Students in the program often make several months gains in just four weeks. Our Asperger's summer camp can accommodate students who require extended school year services, students who have fallen slightly behind, and students whose organization skills need to be refined for optimal classroom participation and performance.
More commonly referred to as "Fluency" by our students, PT is a highly structured system which pinpoints various skills that students practice until they achieve fluent rates.
After students have acquired various skills, they are practiced through Precision Teaching until students meet criteria that predicts accurate and functional performance of the skill in applied settings.
During PT activities, teachers utilize a tool called the Standard Celeration Chart (SCC) which is a semi-logarithmic scaled chart that is standard and universal.
The SCC delivers a graphical display of student data that is consistent and immune to manipulation and allows camp staff and students to predict performance.
The Asperger's Summer Camp in Columbus also offers high school elective courses, including ACT/SAT preparation. High school students who participate in the program may be eligible to earn high school credit.
Empirical studies show that teachers who regularly receive coaching demonstrate higher rates of skill retention and application. Instructors are coached one to five times per week.