Capitol School of Austin

School-age Levels 3-7(K-4th)

CSA's school-age (K-4th) program is devoted to the needs of children with developmental learning differences who demonstrate average to above average learning potential. Several studies have shown that children with early speech and language problems have increased difficulty with language-based academic skills such as reading, writing skills, spelling, punctuation and math skills in the elementary school years.

Low Teacher- Student Ratio

To address these needs, CSA offers individualized, therapeutic school-age classes led by speech-language pathologists or special educators with specialized training and experience with young children with learning differences. Each class has a low teacher-student ratio of two staff to 10-12 children.

 

Peer Models

The time and flexibility afforded by the small group setting at CSA make it possible to identify, remediate, and maintain important skills on a student-by-student basis. CSA welcomes children without identified learning differences to be peer models for their classmates with speech, language and learning difficulties.  We believe that all children can benefit from a language-rich, multi-sensory program and that this inclusive model is valuable for both types of students.

 

Classes address the following needs:

  • Expressive & Receptive Language Disorders
  • Language Organization Difficulties
  • Word-retrieval Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Reading Disorders  (i.e. Dyslexia)
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia & Other Math Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Sensory Integration Difficulties
  • Non-verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)
  • Severe Articulation Disorders (i.e. Apraxia)

 

 

CSA strives to foster solid language skills, and to identify and cultivate each student's individual strengths. Our curriculum using therapeutic individualized instruction includes

  • Training in Oral Language
  • Spelling
  • Multi-sensory Mathematics Programs
  • Writing
  • Multi-sensory Reading Programs
  • Social Language Development
  • Mechanics of Learning
  • Keyboarding
  • Development of Expressive & Receptive Language Skills

 

 

State of the Art Technology

 

Learning is enhanced through a multi-sensory approach to instruction, and classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology including Smart Boards and Sound field FM systems. Two computer labs are used for technology instruction and academic reinforcement activities.

 

 

Special Area Programs

 

Classroom instruction is complemented through our "special areas" programs, which include Music Therapy, Library, Drama, and PE each week.

 

 

Capitol School of Austin is not an appropriate placement for children with significant social challenges due to autism or emotional/behavioral disorders

 

School-Age (K-4th) Sample Schedule

Hours: 8:15-3:15 M-TH, 8:15-1:00 F (Friday after School Program (FASP) available from 1:00-3:30)