JACKSON, Miss. – New Summit School recently announced the expansion of its services to include Spectrum Academy, which will focus on school readiness for children on the autism spectrum. It will begin offering services this summer, but will officially open with a full program this fall.
Spectrum Academy is designed specifically to provide programs for children with autism and other developmental delays, utilizing educational techniques founded in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). These methods will be used in the classroom to motivate and teach skills acquisition and positive behavior. The Spectrum Academy staff consists of specialists in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Early Childhood Education, and includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). It will also provide Speech and Language Therapy, Dyslexia Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The Academy’s physical facility includes classrooms, a resource room and individual spaces designed for its various therapy programs.
Spectrum Academy students are assigned to a classroom based on their age and developmental skills, with an educational route in accordance to the BACB guidelines and supervised by a BCBA instructor. The primary goal of the program is to have the child transition into a school setting like New Summit School with highly trained instructors to monitor their progress.
Spectrum Academy is located on the campus of New Summit School, at 2510 Lakeland Terrace in Jackson. For more information about The Academy contact Jeanine Pickering at 601-982-7827.