"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.
Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township
Address: Mansfield Township Elementary School
200 Mansfield Road East
Columbus, NJ 08022
Phone:Y.A.L.E. direct line: (609) 760-1943 Mansfield Twp. Elem. Front Office: (609) 298-2037
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 of: 3:1 (1:1 available).
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.
Dr. Sarah Allen Quoted in Holiday Newspaper Article The Y.A.L.E. School’s Dr. Sarah Allen was quoted in a Medford Central Record newspaper article addressing parents of children with special needs and the holiday season:
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Learning by Doing at Y.A.L.E. School Mansfield Township Project-based instruction has always been appealing to students with Asperger’s Syndrome, because it brings multiple modalities to instruction, and makes learning come to life.
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Meet the Y.A.L.E. School Professionals: Dr. Sarah Allen The Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford and Mansfield Township campuses are pleased to welcome Dr. Sarah Allen. The two-campus program is a unique ‘school within a school’ model, serving students with Asperger’s, ADHD and other social learning disabilities in seven elementary and middle school classrooms, all based in local public schools.
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