Special Education

An overview

Special Education at TLC began because of a conviction that every child has incredible potential, and that the learning environment has a responsibility to fulfill it.

In collaboration with the child’s parents and/or guardians, we design an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to contour the student’s learning experience according to his/her needs.  The IEP is executed as an evolving, co-designed, student-centered program, most effective with follow-through in the home.

Helping children open doors to the world of learning and a full, joyful life

The home-school connection is of prime importance for the success of these programs, and to build this, we have established systems such as communication notebooks, suggested complementary home interventions, parent-teacher conferences, progress reports, and year-end reports.

Placement for these programs is based upon the recommendation of the child’s Developmental Pediatrician, and findings after the Initial Assessment at the School. In the Admissions process, the Initial Assessment is followed by a parent-teacher conference to discuss a plan for the incoming student.

Inclusion Program

Our Inclusion Program creates a unique learning opportunity for children with special needs through their integration into a general education classroom and curriculum.  This learning experience is centered on providing individualized plans, accommodations, and modifications needed to help students learn and participate in meaningful ways.

Students part of the Inclusion Program are given an IEP aligned to the general education curriculum, and focuses on the following:

  • Cognitive skills: Reading, Writing, Math, Language, Science, Filipino
  • Behavior
  • Socialization Skills
  • Psychomotor Skills (Fine-Motor and Gross-Motor)
  • Language and Communication
  • Self-Help Skills