At Jordan Lake School of the Arts, building strong social skills is a key in our approach to developing the "whole child". Our implementation includes:
A SOCIAL SKILLS CURRICULUM
Each JLSA student has a social skills curriculum built into their individual plan. Some of the elements include opportunities to be an apprentice, a mentor, and participate actively in team projects. A multi-age classroom environment futher develops these skills.
TEAMBUILDING AND GROUP LEARNING
A significant part of our academic day is structured through group learning and teambuilding exercises. Built into these extensively planned exercises are the development and implementation of specific roles for each child that matches and stretches their current skill level.
SOCIAL AND PRAGMATIC SPEECH TRAINING ON SITE
Jordan Lake School of the Arts recognizes some students need private social skills and speech services. For those students JLSA collaborates with an on-site service provider for pragmatic speech and social skills training. This provider works in an inclusive manner with the students during the day to help facilitate and improve social communications and interactions.