REACH offers the STEP method or the Special Therapy and Educational Programs as an intervention. STEP is further expanded in the Ladder Curriculum where skills are being dealt with step by step in respect to the individual's spectrum of capabilities.
A Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) works as a single unit in determining an individual's needs and priorities. REACH holding the helm of the MDT uses the LIFE approach for people with autism. It points toward a Lifelong, Integrated, Functional and Evolving program in the development of skills. It aims to:
Bring together many disciplines and professional perspectives to help work on the individual's case
Gather all necessary information on a child in order to determine the most effective and practical direction for him on his special education
Prepare the child for current and future placement, living arrangements and independence
Respect the person with autism's varying ability, intelligence and behavior.
+ First things First
For learning to take place, necessary attending skills need to be developed:
Behaviors interfering with the ability to learn are addressed:
Obsession, rigidity, resistance to change
Self-stimulation and other stereotypic behavior
Manipulative and attention seeking behavior
Cut-off or Avoidance behavior
Structured intervention programs are provided to develop functional communication for both verbal and non-verbal persons with autism. Use of signs, visuals and other augmentative forms of communication together with speech and language help develop as many functions as possible in order that the child may appropriately communicate needs and wants.
+ Gross and Fine Motor Skills
These are provided to develop the child's ability to control balance, body coordination, strength and speed. Other skills such as eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity and motor control are also taught.
+ Functional Skills
Skills to promote independence in performing activities of daily living (ADL) such as toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding and other skills for independent living are taught.
+ Pre-vocational skills
Skills in arts and crafts, clerical works such as filing and handling office equipments, working in an assembly line and other profitable activities as well as managing one's work behavior are pre-adolescent skills taught.
+ Pre-academic/Academic skills
Basics of numbers, alphabet, shapes and sizes, reading, mathematics and basic concepts of Science are taught in the context of the functional use for the child.
+ Adaptation/Community Integration
Focuses on developing the autistic person's ability to work and live with people and develop skills for community survival such as independent living, recreation and play, pre-vocational and sensorial skills.
+ Sensorial and adaptation skills
Addresses other areas of development which interfere in the learning process by modifying unusual behavioral response to visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive and vestibular response to stimuli.
For Inquiries regarding schedule of enrollment,
assessment & School fees, Please contact us at:
Main Branch: (06)(32) 416 - 5505
Mandaue Branch: (06)(32) 422 - 9586