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Special Education at Shrub Oak International School: Providing the Groundwork to Success

Awareness and acceptance of autistic students have amplified with the recent increase in diagnostic prevalence nationwide (Autism Speaks, 2019). ASD diagnoses have steadily risen in recent years from 1 in 68 children in 2016 to 1 in 59 children in 2018 (Autism Speaks, 2019). Students with ASD require structured educational programs with clear, individualized goals […]

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What Are the Benefits of an IEP

6 Benefits of IEPs for Autism When it comes to a customized program that fits the needs of Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) become not only a priority but a necessity. What is an IEP? Is it tailored for Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD? How and why will it benefit a […]

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Building Leaders at all Levels

Prospective candidates often ask how Shrub Oak International will develop its staff, expressing dismay that their current positions either don’t offer professional development, or they are bored with the ‘same old, same old’. We know that every day will be different, and growth opportunities will arise in traditional and nontraditional ways. At Shrub Oak, staff […]

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Education Driven By Student Passion

Parents often tell us they want an education for their children that incorporates their interests and passions. At Shrub Oak, we accomplish that by providing opportunities for active and experiential learning. By connecting with each child on an individual level, we create an environment that is conducive to the deepest level of learning possible. We […]

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By Building a Respectful Relationship, Educators Can Reduce Parents’ Stress

https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/35320-by-building-a-respectful-relationship-educators-can-reduce-parents-stress Parents of adolescents have to cope with stress that emanates from several sources… their kids, their own work, finances, social lives, and sometimes the school that their child attends. As educators, we can help alleviate stress levels of our students and their parents by being accessible, actively listening to parents’ concerns and wishes, and […]

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Integrated Student Life Approach

Student life is much more than just fun activities; it is an incorporation of all aspects of a student’s life into integrated transdisciplinary plan to develop skills for independence. At Shrub Oak, we pride ourselves in the wide array of opportunities for active exploration and learning that transcend the walls of the classroom to every […]

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