Program Overview

Teach every child according
to their way.
— Proverbs 22.6

The Sulam multi-disciplinary team examines the learning profile of each child in to construct a highly individualized educational program for him or her. Every student will receive a unique combination of inclusion opportunities in general education classrooms with support, and targeted instruction, in areas of academic need. The student’s team of special educators and instructional assistants convenes regularly to keep the student progressing in all areas of academic, social, and emotional need.  

In addition to an academic plan, behavior and social/emotional plans are created for each student as needed. Our on-staff psychologist and social worker develop a plan that includes behavior management, social skills training, and peer group integration. Throughout the day there are opportunities for Sulam students to socialize with same-age peers across curricular and extra-curricular activities.  

Our unique combination of services are as follows: 

  • Targeted Instruction
    Students are provided with direct instruction in small groups by a Sulam Special Educator to optimize learning.    
      
  • Inclusion with Instructional Support
    Students are placed in a general education classroom within the host school with a Sulam instructional assistant or teacher for guided support.
     
  • Supplemental Students
    Supplemental students receive a total of two services from Sulam. These can be a combination of targeted instruction, educational support, or psychological services.
     
  • Consultant Services         
    Related service providers screen students and provide faculty with strategies. Independent services are provided on an individual basis and are paid separate from Sulam tuition.
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech and Language Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
       
  • Social/Emotional Services
    • Social/emotional profile of each child is developed
    • Behavior management plan is implemented as needed
    • Weekly Social Skills Groups as needed
       
  • Educational Coordination (case management) 
    Every student is assigned an educational coordinator who communicates regularly with all Sulam and host school teachers as well as parents. 
     
  • Communication
    Excellent home-to-school communication is what helps determine the success of our students. At Sulam, our staff values a strong partnership with parents. Frequent communication and regular student progress updates containing information about material covered skills addressed test and quiz scores homework status and upcoming tests and assignments are regularly emailed home. Parent-teacher conferences and meetings about the student's ongoing progress occur regularly. A weekly update on school events by the Sulam Director is emailed home on Fridays.

We are grateful to our host school and partner, Berman Hebrew Academy