Covid 19 Update - Our expanded campus is OPEN for in person daily sessions.
Approach to Academics Academics are important for every child, however, children with moderate to severe dyspraxia require an exceptional amount of help. At ITG we focus on areas that lay the groundwork for genuine learning to take place. Due to severe dyspraxia, after years of special education, these children continue to lack the necessary basic functional skills that are the foundation of cognitive, social, and emotional independence. As these children enter their final years of education, instead of continuing to focus on academic goals that are unrealistic or impractical, we work toward developing individuals with a more synchronized motor praxis, capable of needing less support at home and in the community. In this way, academic goals are carefully selected to support a functional skill and increase the ability to participate in basic real-life activities. Can children with moderate to severe apraxia engage in academic goals? Yes, however, the world will never know unless the motor planning and sensory challenges are understood and addressed. Then and only then can their dyspraxic bodies become more synchronized. Developing synchronization of systems is essential - not merely for the building of knowledge but also for the ability to use and demonstrate the acquired knowledge. As such, academic material must be integrated in a functional way across all systems to increase the chances of ever being generalized across multiple scenarios