The AHSS Early Learners Group is a structured, small group, classroom environment tailored specifically to help your child begin learning age-appropriate skills that will develop their social, academic, and transitional abilities. It is designed for those students who are not quite ready for, or who are struggling in, a traditional classroom.
AHSS uses evidence-based methodologies to promote skills acquisition that enhances the individual therapy your child receives. The curriculum and goals for each Learner Group are developed based on the specific needs of each member.
By providing structured training, in a group setting, each child can learn needed skills to more fully participate in future outside social and academic situations.
Opportunities for your Child to Learn
- Ready-to-learn skills
- Self-care skills
- Social skills
- Peer interaction
- Group-learning skills
- Pretend play
- Play/recreation skills
- Daily living skills
- Classroom readiness
Social Integration is one of the highlights of our program.
Individualized programs will include:
- Group therapy that function similarly to those in a school
- School preparation and learning-to-learn skills emphasized
- Planned transitions to school program, helping you child through every step to get to full–time school placement
Sessions will be developed around each child’s needs with possible time blocks for:
- Social Group
- Lunch Bunch
- Individual Therapy
AHSS Autism Center – Arlington Hts
3385 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Ste K,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
We are C’s teachers and we wanted you to know how excited we are to be working with your therapists. Today we saw an immediate connection between C and [another student] J! C joined our circle willingly as he sat with J. We could see that he was paying attention more to what was going on during this large group time. C did not cry or scream when J made suggestions during free play. Transitions were a little smoother. It was amazing to us that J was able to reach C so easily having never even met him. We are really looking forward to the coming weeks and learning more how to best meet C’s needs.via Pauline S.