Heartspring offers a unique educational experience. We use evidence-based including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Structured Learning.
Our real-time data collection app tracks every aspect of a child’s day, giving members of a student’s team immediate access to valuable information they can use to improve programming.
Whether a residential or day-only student, our school offers individualized programs to help students grow and find their path to greater independence.
Heartspring focuses on decreasing inappropriate behaviors and teaching replacement behaviors. Our goal is to implement Behavior Intervention Plans in a consistent manner across all settings.
Communication and AAC
At Heartspring, increasing communication skills is a vital part of each student’s program.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is used with students who have limited communication to help them learn and participate in their educational program and in their community.
We focus on increasing each student’s independence through activities like:
- Household Chores
- Meal Preparation
- Hygiene & Other Activities of Daily Living
- Independent Communication
- Leisure Skills
Competitive Integrated Employment
Our Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) program offers a unique employment-training curriculum for students who are 14 years or older.
In addition to classroom work, this program has school-based and community-based internships.
This curriculum focuses on six key areas:
- Clerical Skills
- Domestic Skills
- Food Service
Custom technologies are used to help students and staff maximize learning opportunities.
The use of this technology allows staff to access:
- Raw data
- Other student information that help determine progress, show trends and guide programming.
View our Data Collection info sheet for more information on this program.
Data Collection Info Sheet