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.
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.
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. We also enroll typically-developing children (up to 20% of each class) who benefit from our individualized, small-group program and are peer models for their classmates. This inclusive model benefits both types of students tremendously.
Classes address the following needs:
Hours: 8:15-3:15 M-TH, 8:15-1:00 F (Friday after School Program (FASP) available from 1:00-3:30)
CSA strives to foster solid language skills, and to identify and cultivate each student's individual strengths. Our curriculum using therapeutic individualized instruction includes:
Learning is enhanced through a multi-sensory approach to instruction, and classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology including Smart Boards, iPads and Sound field FM systems. Two computer labs are used for technology instruction and academic reinforcement activities.
special areas 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