OASIS NC specializes in teaching children on the autism spectrum. All children who attend Oasis Day School benefit from the breakdown of academic and social skills into understandable steps within an anxiety-free environment. We directly teach acceptance, kindness, and personal space, therefore each child who attends is learning a skills set that nurtures interpersonal relationships. Our children come to us with varying skill levels and as we assess and teach, we ensure that he or she becomes a part of our learning community and feels a sense of belonging. Within our structured sessions, we begin our teaching by taking time to develop relationships, by building rapport between adult and child, and by creating positive opportunities for the children to become friends.
Oasis Day School takes time with our children; we slow the pace down and ease into new routines, thus allowing time for depth of learning to occur. They need time to learn new behaviors to replace those which can cause frustrations. We patiently replace these behaviors with the words and actions which create calm and acceptance. Over time and with consistency, we see positive changes and our children experience success, whether it is while reading a book on their own or using the right words so they can play with a friend and have fun.
Our direct instruction occurs within a structured group or while in a naturalistic play time or at lunch. We deliberately organize each activity to optimize communication and social learning while acquiring a strong academic foundation. Children attending Oasis Day School benefit from small class size and hands on activities presented in a consistent way so that they understand how long a session will last, what they will do in a session, and what they will do when they are finished (principles of Structured Teaching). Our goals for all students are independence in familiar skills and confidence in trying new skills. We seek to connect prior learning experiences so children are able to see patterns of communication, social interactions, and academic skills in a variety of settings and situations. We deliberately organize each activity to optimize communication and social learning while acquiring a strong academic foundation. Parents and other family members are part of the instructional TEAM for each child. As we teach strategies for learning, we educate our families to use the strategies at home and the community. We also need to know what is working well at home so we can use the same methods at OASIS NC. Therefore it is imperative that our communication with families is ongoing and open.
Materials Fee: $50
10 Month Tuition: $1350/month
12 Month Tuition: $1125/month