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Inclusive Education: Our 8-Part Strategy for a Diverse Classroom

Welcome to The Gateway School’s guide on fostering an inclusive educational environment. Our commitment to every student’s success and growth shines through as we explore empowering strategies for inclusivity. 1. Understanding Inclusive EducationInclusive education is not just a philosophy; it’s a practical approach to teaching that recognizes each student’s unique potential. It’s about creating a […]

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Achieving Academic Success: The IEP Advantage for Special Needs Students

At The Gateway School, we understand that every student’s journey is unique, especially for our students with special needs. Central to effectively supporting these distinctive journeys is the Individualized Education Program (IEP), a vital tool in mapping out a tailored educational path for each student. The IEP is not just a document or a set […]

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How to Mitigate Stress for Students with Special Needs

At The Gateway School, we understand that students with special needs may experience stress in unique and intensified ways, especially during challenging learning situations. Stress can significantly impact their ability to learn, engage, and thrive within the educational environment. Recognizing and addressing this stress is not just a part of our commitment; it’s at the […]

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Soft Skills and Why They Are Important for Those with Special Needs.

Academic proficiency is just one piece of the puzzle when preparing students with special needs for life beyond school. At The Gateway School, we place equal emphasis on developing soft skills, an often overlooked but crucial aspect of education. Soft skills, encompassing a range of non-academic abilities from social interactions to emotional intelligence, are essential […]

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What is Trauma-Informed Teaching? Understanding Its Role in Special Education at The Gateway School

In special education, understanding the diverse needs of students goes beyond academic learning challenges. At The Gateway School, we recognize that some of our students may have experienced traumatic events that significantly impact their learning and behavior. This recognition has led us to embrace trauma-informed teaching, a crucial approach in nurturing and educating students with […]

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Beyond the School Walls: How School-Based Therapies at Gateway School Complement Outside Therapeutic Practices

Education for children with special needs is a journey that extends beyond the conventional classroom setting. At The Gateway School, we recognize the importance of providing a holistic educational experience that incorporates both school-based therapies and outside therapeutic practices. This integrated approach ensures that the skills and lessons learned within our school walls are seamlessly […]

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The Role of Therapy in Special Education: The Gateway School Approach

The journey of learning is unique for every individual. However, for students with special needs, this journey often involves a blend of traditional academics and supportive therapies. The Gateway School understands this intricacy and, through its tailored approach, seamlessly integrates a range of therapeutic practices into the educational environment. This fosters holistic development and ensures […]

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Assistive Technology: Empowering Students with Special Needs at Gateway School

Technology has become integral to education, offering innovative tools and resources that can transform the learning experience. For students with special needs, technology takes on an even more significant role as assistive devices and software can bridge gaps, enhance accessibility, and foster independence. At Gateway School, we understand the profound impact of assistive technology on […]

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Making STEM Inclusive: Strategies for Engaging Students with Special Needs

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education plays a critical role in shaping young minds and preparing them for future challenges. However, for students with special needs, accessing and fully engaging in STEM subjects can present unique obstacles. At Gateway School, we firmly believe in making STEM education inclusive and accessible to all students. In […]

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