Math You See
At MDE School, we believe a multi-sensory special education teaching approach is the key to student learning success. Our top priority is for students to be successful and increase their self-esteem and confidence. The low student-to-teacher ratio fosters a positive learning experience throughout the day. We provide opportunities for students to develop social skills along with academics. Some strategies and materials we use include, but are not limited to:
We use grade-level science and social studies curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for our students.
Art class engages children’s senses and supports the development of cognitive, social-emotional, fine motor skills, and creativity.
Students enjoy sports activities that are modified to fit their individual physical needs.
Creativity is a powerful teaching tool, and since music is filled with creative interaction, it’s the perfect teaching tool for children with special needs. MDE School’s music class is a multi-sensory experience that uses a child’s tactile, auditory, and visual systems.
Students visit the library with their class weekly. This time is used for group reading as well as individual reading time. Books can be checked out from the library.
It’s important for special needs students to develop interests and hobbies that add to their life satisfaction. This is why MDE School offers activity clubs for students that meet one afternoon per month. Your child can choose a club that matches their interests: Dance, Pottery, Golf, Lego, Cheerleading, and Earthbound.
We look forward to taking our students on field trips. Field trips bring things they’re learning about in the classroom to life.
Our fenced-in multi-sensory playground provides a variety of activities for students to enjoy daily. Playground time also facilitates social interaction between the students.
Life and social skills are not innate and require a lot of practice for children with special needs to learn them. Students at MDE School are taught these critical skills in a small group class with opportunities for one-on-one attention. Skills covered include daily living, safety, cooking, communication, shopping, and using money. In addition, teachers emphasize social skills like teamwork, friendship, manners, and building personal character throughout the school day.
MDE School is proud to share the campus with Greater Atlanta Speech and Language Clinic, where your child can receive speech, occupational, and physical therapies during the school day.
It is often beneficial for the students to receive therapy on-site to assist with attention and focus, sensory regulation/stimulation, and goal continuity. All therapists and teachers have a team approach to addressing the needs of each student.
Greater Atlanta Speech and Language Clinic employs a family-centered approach that combines research-based therapy techniques with innovative ideas to create an individualized program for each child. For more information please call 770-977-9457 for more information.
Payment of therapy services is in addition to school tuition.