The Learning Lane program serves learners with autism or other language delays ranging in ages from 12 months to 7 years old. While the groups are arranged in a loose developmental sequence, The Learning Lane is responsive to the needs of the individual children that enter into services.
Each child receives individualized services based on their needs. Assessments conducted will determine starting points in language, social, self-care, play, and group responding, in addition to other needs that may need to be addressed. The range of services includes 1:1 or 1:2 instruction which will provide a platform to learn new skills; small group (2-3 students per teacher) that will promote group behavior and group learning, as well as whole group learning which usually entails a group of 4-6 students to one instructor. For those that are emerging in their group responding repertoire, additional instructors to serve as prompters or shadows may aid in this process.
The Learning Lane has small rooms available with minimal distractions (“Acquisition Rooms”) for those students who may initially require fewer distractions in the learning environment to be successful. In addition, larger rooms (“Classrooms”) provide an opportunity for small group and larger group learning.
The Learning Lane Program is a center-based, intensive treatment program based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis; it specializes in working with children with autism and language delays. The center is open to children between the ages of 12 months to 7 years. We encourage typically developing children to enroll in the center, as this will benefit all children immensely from shared growth and learning experiences. Inclusion provides a challenging, enlightening, and motivating environment for all children. The treatment plan provides services in the areas of behavior, basic learning, cognitive, self-help, motor, and language development. We also provide “hands-on” training to parents of the children who attend the center by having the parent attend and actively participate in their child’s therapy session at least once per month to stay “up-to-date” on their child’s programming. We welcome you to The Learning Lane and hope to make every child feel triumphant!
The Learning Lane and Carlin Speech Pathology have partnered to provide onsite services at The Learning Lane for clients enrolled in the daily program. Services are provided daily between 8:00 am – 9:00 am and 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Please click on the link below to learn more about the services that Carlin Speech Pathology can offer your family.
Toilet training is part of our daily schedule when the child is deemed ready to partake in this training.
How do I know if my child needs social skills?
(If you answer “yes” to at least three of these questions then please visit the social page to learn about our upcoming social classes.)
- I am questioning my child’s play/ socialization skills
- My child does better in small groups
- My child is considered a loner
- My child is resistant to social situations
- My child shows resistance with cooperating
- My child shows resistance with turn taking
- My child shows resistance with interrupting
- My child shows resistance with self confidence
- My child shows resistance with initiating an interaction
- My child shows resistance with joining in a scenario
- My child appears unconscious of personal space issues
- My child shows resistance with perspective taking
- My child shows resistance with nonverbal communication
- My child shows resistance with being a good sport
- My child shows resistance with winning and losing
*Difficulty in any of these areas can contribute to poor self-esteem
Source: Communication Station Worksheet