Heartspring's Functional Academic Curriculum is designed to teach skills which allow each student to succeed in real-life situations at home, school, work and in the community. Our functional academic curriculum involves components such as math and reading, specifically adapted to each student's disability and functional outcome needs. Reading Skills may include identifying important safety signs for one student, while another may focus on reading for enjoyment and recreation (books, magazines and newspapers) Similarly, teaching and learning math skills may focus on including telling time for one student, and counting money for another. Each student's functional academic curriculum is based on the student's individual and specific outcome needs.
We also provide general academic curriculum instruction, based on state standards, for students who are capable of traditional curriculum requirements but are otherwise developmentally challenged.