"The Y.A.L.E School has been a blessing for my son. Finally, he is in a place where he is understood and can thrive and be successful being himself. The teachers are patient and knowledgeable and my son has flourished in his short time there. If it were up to him he would be going to school seven days a week!" — Sharon C.
The Y.A.L.E School’s Mansfield Township campus, located in northwestern Burlington County, just off Route 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike, serves students 8 to 12 years of age with social learning disabilities such as Asperger’s disorder (Asperger’s syndrome), high-functioning autism, and ADHD. The program provides a full-day educational program, with extended school year services available. Small classes and low student-teacher ratios give teachers and staff the time and structure needed to provide individualized instruction.
The Mansfield Township campus operates in a modern public elementary/middle school building, allowing students to interact with typical peers.
Because many students with Asperger’s struggle with writing and reading comprehension, the program emphasizes critical thinking and reasoning skills. To help with reading and writing, each student is provided with a personal Alphasmart NEO word processor.
Most students at our Mansfield Township campus are on grade level—some are gifted—but many have learning disabilities associated with Asperger’s.
The Mansfield Township campus offers:
Low student-to-staff ratio
Small classes limited to nine students
Small group instruction
Data-based instruction and intervention
Positive behavior support system
Opportunities for interacting with typical peers
Highly individualized and behaviorally-based motivational systems
A sensory friendly classroom
Instruction in pragmatic language
Direct instruction in social skills using evidence-based strategies
A curriculum stressing academics, writing, and reading comprehension, critical thinking and reasoning, and social and community skills
Speech therapy, as required by the student’s IEP
Frequent trips and activities in the community
Non-competitive physical education (swimming, karate, yoga) both at the school and in the community
Frequent communication between school, home, and the student’s home district
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