What We Teach
Social Emotional Learning
With the current climate of the world we understand the importance of teaching our students in a way that they can relate to the world and know how to interact with it. One of the things that we find most important is that we can not change how people present themselves, but we can change and control how we respond to them. This year 2019 We are doing this through embracing the Kindness Initiative.
Our summer theme and the theme we will spend the rest of the year teaching our students about with the use of social emotional learning to promote kindness with the idea being that no matter who we are or what we are learning, we can be the example of kindness that we want to see in others. We will demonstrate this in various ways.
Social-emotional learning includes the attainment of life skills that help you deal with yourself and others as well as helping to effectively handle them both together to live a successful, productive life.
We know that children with autism truly struggle with understanding their own emotions as well as the emotions of others. All children benefit from social-emotional learning. Teaching children social-emotional skills is just as important as teaching academics. RAIN's programs are designed to teach these skills using multiple modalities of teaching. One effective way to teach is by utilizing peer to peer support. Our peer buddies model typical social behavior and offer support throughout our programs.This not only benefits our students with ASD but has also been quite beneficial to our peer buddies!
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