Education Programs

Laradon offers state-of-the-art support and services for children from birth to 21 years of age. Laradon’s caring and competent staff members use evidence based and individual instruction and therapies to help children reach their full potential.

Birth to three-year-old Program

The Family, Infant, and Toddler (FIT) program offers therapeutic services for children from birth to age three who have developmental disabilities or are identified as being at-risk for developmental delays. Services focus on all the basic and new skills that children learn during the first three years of life. Many children who receive early intervention services do not require special education or other services later in life.

The FIT team of therapists provides in-home activities created to improve parent-child communication, increase physical and cognitive skills, as well as develop a sense of security and happiness. The weekly therapy sessions encourage early language acquisition for children, preparation for school success and an enriched family bond.

FIT services include:

  • Visits to the home where families learn how to teach their children by modeling the staff
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Bi-lingual therapy services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Early Childhood Special Education Services
  • Resources and support for the participating families
  • Screening and intervention for children with autism
  • Assistance with enrolling in preschool or obtaining other resources
  • Parent training

Alternative School Program

The Alternative School offers a safe, secure and structured environment for children. Our individualized education plans are specifically designed to meet the needs of students who have an intellectual disability and a serious emotional disorder. Laradon also serves children with an autism spectrum disorder.

Our innovative approach is designed to help every child realize their full potential and maximize self-sufficiency. Our instructional methods include:

  • Dynamic Learning Maps (extended standards and achievement descriptors) that align instruction to the content standards.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS).
  • Speech/Language Therapy to improve access to educational programs. Picture Exchange Communication systems and augmentative devices promote independence in communication.
  • Occupational therapy to address fine and gross motor deficits and sensory needs.
  • Affective Education to address social skills, coping strategies, and school appropriate behaviors.
  • Special programs such as adaptive physical education, music and instructional technology
  • Small class sizes provided by our licensed special educators
  • Professional treatment team of certified educational and behavioral specialists.

Our exceptional educational team is committed to honoring the individual strengths of children while teaching skills that promote independence and improve quality of life. Data collection, review, and analysis drive the decision making process and are used to individualize the instructional and behavioral supports for each student based on their unique learning needs. Laradon Alternative School’s staff teaches skills that contribute to each child’s ability to function and enjoy real real-life situations at home, school, and work and in the community. Our goal is to provide life without limits for every child. Download our School Brochure

Laradon’s Alternative School is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education as an Eligible Facility School. The Colorado Department of Human Services licenses Laradon’s Alternative School as a Day Treatment program.

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