MCC offers a transitional teaching model whereby instruction is faded from a one-to-one supported teaching model, to a less restrictive two-to-one teaching model. This model is a key component to successfully transitioning our students into less restrictive classrooms. Similar to the one-to-one model, the teaching is rooted in the principles of applied behavior analysis and covers five instructional repertoires: academic, verbal behavior, social skills, community of reinforcement, and self-management.
Students in the transitional classroom receive 2-3 hours per day of individual one-to-one instruction that is tailored to each student’s unique learning needs, while being directly taught to learn when presented with academic instruction in a small group setting. This is achieved by systematically fading in demands while also increasing the group size. This classroom model of up to eight students is also supported by our related offerings in speech and language therapy and occupational therapy.