We hear this a lot. Others can see behavior problems where we see learning differences. We work with your child to better understand the way he or she thinks and acts. Understanding is the first step.
When we struggle with a child’s behavior, we tend to be nostalgic for a time when they were younger and more manageable. As a child enters each new stage of development, new gifts and challenges are presented. There’s no going back, but there can be new and rich ways to engage with the person your child is becoming.
When a child learns differently, or at a different pace, large classrooms simply can’t provide the individual attention required. Our small class sizes and individualized curriculum allow for a student to shine in favorite subjects and struggle less with others.
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Our therapeutic preschool and lower school programs provide a classroom of no more than ten students and two teachers. Academic objectives are aligned with Texas Education Agency’s standards and are taught using experiential, multi-sensory, cross-curricular and differentiated instructional techniques.
Our middle school program includes grades 6-8 and provides a classroom of no more than ten students and one teacher. At this age, students begin to rotate classes and experience different teachers for each class. We provide a smaller developmental class designed for students with more significant learning and affective needs.
Vanguard’s high school students follow one of two tracks: College Preparatory Program or Work/Study Program. In addition to a rigorous academic program, high school students participate in twice weekly therapy. Also, they learn or refine social and leadership skills.
After high school graduation, some students need additional support to prepare for life as an independent adult. The Vanguard 18+ program serves these students by providing vocational training, life skills coaching and activities that develop social skills.
VPA actively supports the students and faculty of Vanguard Prep through fun events, fundraisers and informative programs. It’s also a group for mutual support of parents who are navigating the challenges of children who learn differently or experience their world and relationships in different ways.