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Special Needs

Special Needs

Excelsior Special Needs School provides value in the education and care of children with autism, epilepsy, mild learning disorders and associated challenging behaviours by providing each child with good learning experiences.

Excelsior Special Needs School provides education and care for children 6 to 13 years with autism, moderate learning difficulties and complex needs.

One of the biggest decisions a parent has to make is to decide on a school for their child. We hope this prospectus will provide you with necessary information.

Excelsior Special Needs School is a multicultural non-denominational private school for learners struggling to cope with formal mainstream academic programmes. It is for learners who have repeated twice in a formal academic school or perhaps have been diagnosed with learning difficulties.

We are situated in Boksburg North with limited pace. The classes are small of 10 learners per teacher. The learners are taught in a calm atmosphere with fair discipline. There is a safe, secure and loved environment for the learners. Groups based interaction is encouraged both outside and inside the classroom. Additional skills are also incorporated into the program to enhance learners’ skills. We also focus on social interaction skills and self-confidence. This is all done with the aid of therapists.

Excelsior Academic Special Needs School is an independent day specialist provider of education in Boksburg for children who have a range and complexity of needs such as autism and autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, speech, language and communication difficulties, social (pragmatic) communication disorder, developmental delays /disorders, asperger’s syndrome, mental health issues to name a few.

It is important that learners are provided with skills that they can use after they have left school and become independent.

Learning is the process through which the learners can develop their knowledge, skills and understanding to the point where they have retained and generalised what has been taught.

All staff work in such a way that the learning environment is calm and consistent, with clear expectation, both as group and individuals. This will maximise information processing throughout each day allowing learners to realise their full potential. The curriculum design across all age ranges connects each learner with the acquisition of knowledge, skill and understanding related to minimising the effects of a diagnosis of autism and its related difficulties. This design makes meaningful connections for learners, which maximises their potential for their success and independence.

We provide a holistic approach and Excelsior Academic Special Needs is associated with Excelsior Academic College which is mainstream. They interact with the mainstream learners and go on outings with them and attend functions.

Does your child display some of the following:

Inconsistent response to sounds
Poor eye contact and attention span
Speech and language delay
Unusual reactions to the way things smell, taste, look or feel
Poor fine motor skills such as handwriting, cutting paper etc.
Clumsy movement or poor coordination
Delays in academic achievement.