The focus in the classroom is for students to begin to understand personal boundaries and interactions along with impulse control. Students also learn different coping skills to be successful in school and at home. All students are provided sensory breaks and social stories. Animal and play therapy are implemented in the classroom.
Students at this age level begin learning social skills, communication skills, and working together as a team and with other individual students. Students begin to learn and understand boundaries and socially appropriate verbal and behavioral skills. Sensory breaks and strategies are provided on an individual basis. Animal therapy is provided in and outside the classroom.
Clay Academy utilizes a point system that incorporates reinforcements that students can identify with. At the middle and high school level, the level system provides a visual cue as to when mainstreaming opportunities are introduced.