Academy for Life, Employment, and Purpose (LEAP)
LEAP offers structured support and guidance from caring adults to enable students success in job settings and with independent living skills. Students have (or nearly) finished grade 12, may have an intellectual disability, mental health diagnosis, or other challenges.
American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Training
Specialized training offered for American Heartsaver CPR and First Aid in a fun and educational environment. Experienced instructors provide more than just the information; they instill the confidence needed to handle any emergency situation that may arise.
ATLAS has been designed to address not only the educational needs of a more fragile student, but also the social and emotional issues that may further hinder a student from reaching their full potential.
Auditory Verbal Therapy is a family-centered approach for young children with hearing loss. Emphasis is placed on developing the auditory function to learn to listen, speak, and process verbal language.
Under the Connecticut Birth to Three system, and following the regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C, CREC Birth to Three serves infants and toddlers and their families in north central Connecticut.
Cochlear Implant Services
Cochlear Implant Services provide students with hearing loss who have cochlear implants support they might need in using their technology. This can include cochlear implant mapping, consultation, school workshops, FM recommendations/repair, and aural habilitation.
Community Based Group Homes
Providing residential programing in a community-based setting.
Comprehensive Educational Evaluations
Soundbridge offers full-scale educational assessments of children with hearing loss. These assessments are performed by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists with expertise in education of the hearing impaired.
Connections offers students in grades 9-12 extra structure, support, and creative incentives to stay engaged in the learning environment and to promote positive goals for the future. Significant focus is placed on vocational training and experience.
Consultation Services: Complex Medical Conditions or Physical Limitations
On-site consultation services within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs. Emphasis is placed on assisting schools with implementing new programs, improving existing ones, and promoting best practice.
Consulting Teacher Service
The Consulting Teacher Service provides specialized educational support to school districts for students with hearing loss who are using spoken language to communicate and to learn. Support is tailored to the student and can consist of direct service and/or consultation.
Educational Audiological Support Services
Audiological Support Services provides educational audiology and technical support to meet the needs of students with hearing loss with and without personal amplification, as well as students with an auditory processing disorder.
Extended School Year Summer Assistive Technology Service (ESY AST)
Summer Assistive Technology Service includes audiological support and use of the student's FM system during the summer months.
Homebound Instruction for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
Homebound instruction in a hospital or home setting within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs.
IPM: Integrated Classrooms for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
Classrooms within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs. Staffed by a special education teacher, registered nurse, and paraprofessionals. Services include OT, PT, SLP, and music therapy.
Lincoln Academy is designed to address the needs of students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated an episode(s) of extremely poor judgment, or who struggle with social, familial, or intrapersonal difficulties that impact their ability to succeed in a public school setting.
Neurobehavioral Consultation Services
Neurobehavioral consultation services provided by medical consultants to the River Street School.
Physical/Psychological Management Training (PMT)
PMT is a unique professional approach to the management of agitated and/or aggressive behavior. Its key concepts revolve first around prevention and second around management. Staff will be trained in how to prevent escalation of aggressive episodes.
Polaris Clinical Day School
The Clinical Day School offers a solid foundation for the learning and support that teenagers in grades 6-12 with learning disabilities and/or significant social, emotional, mental health, and/or behavioral challenges deserve and require.
Positive Parenting Program
Triple P is a proven parent education model. With funding from the Department of Children and Families, certified staff work with and support parents in the process of learning and practicing specific parenting strategies in daily life with their children.
Post-Secondary Auditory Technology Service (PATS)
Providing post-secondary students who have hearing loss with appropriate auditory access to the curriculum through educational and audiological/technical support.
River Street Clinical Services
Multi-disciplinary clinical support for all students attending River Street School.
River Street Extended Day/Year Programs
Extended year (up to 240 days) and extended day (as late as 7:00 pm daily) programs available for students needing additional support and instruction.
River Street Outreach Program
Board certified behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts from the River Street Outreach Program provide behavioral consultation services to support area school districts in their services of children with challenging behaviors.
School System Therapies: OT/PT/SLP Services
School system occupational and physical therapy services available on a contractual basis. Schools within the CREC district can contract for therapy services on a short-term or long-term basis.
The Soundbridge Academy is for students with hearing loss who need intensive support in order to improve their spoken language abilities and their academic achievement as a bridge toward post-secondary college and careers.
Soundbridge Birth to Three
The Soundbridge Birth to Three program specializes in working with families to help their children with hearing loss develop listening and spoken language skills.
Soundbridge Early Learning Center
The Soundbridge Early Learning Center is a NAEYC-accredited preschool for typically developing children ages 3, 4, and 5 and for children with hearing loss learning spoken language.
The Soundbridge Preschool helps young children with hearing loss develop their listening and spoken language abilities in the context of an integrated, developmentally appropriate, NAEYC-accredited preschool.
Soundbridge Summer Program (ESY)
Soundbridge provides individualized summer programs for preschool, elementary, and secondary level students who need work in maintaining their spoken language through listening. Instruction is given in intensive small groups using themes and age-appropriate activities.
Vocational services for students aged 15 and older, including work and training opportunities on campus and in community work sites.