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Melmark School, The

Map2600 Wayland Rd.
Berwyn, PA 19312
610-353-1726
    Categories:
  • Education

Description:

Melmark cares for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, brain injuries and other neurological and genetic diagnoses.

School's Approach

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: Asperger syndrome
Autism
Cerebral palsy
Communication / social disorder
Deaf / hard of hearing
Developmental disability / MR
Emotional/behavioral disorder
Epilepsy / seizure disorder
Learning disability / ADHD
Neurological impairment
Pervasive development disorder
Visual impairment / blind
County: Chester
Location (state-county): PA-Chester
Offers residential program: yes
Services Offered: Evaluation
Support Groups
Vocational Training
Enrollment: 85
Grades or ages of school: Ages 5-21
Staff:student ratio: 1:1, 1:2
Gender of students: coed
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no
Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no
Update 2015-16: yes
Update 2016-17: no
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): Inquire for more information
Tuition structure: FAPE
Private pay
Adaptive tech used: Innovative technology is utilized in the classrooms. With Picture Exchange Communication System(PECS) students use iPads and Velcro boards.
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Melmark offers a comprehensive range of health-related services including Speech and Language, Physical and Occupational Therapies.
Learning strategies: Applied Behavior Analysis
Support services/therapies offered: As an organization, our goal is to work as a team with families and caregivers in identifying helpful resources.
Support services: Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
School nurse
Social worker
Speech therapy
Vocational/life skills: Life skills
Vocational training
Extracurriculars offered: Melmark provides creative activities such as; The Melmark Players, a talented troupe of actors and crew, The Joybells, our own English hand bell choir, The Melmark Traveling Art Show, where original artwork designed by Melmark students and adults, and the Music Room, where making and sharing music is great fun!
Extracurriculars offered: Art
Music
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Residential, Extended hours, Summer program
Paid Blurb 2016: no
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