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Technology Programs at the Gateway School: PECS

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems are important tools to assist students who have challenges communicating and expressing their own needs, thoughts and emotions. AAC users span a full range of age, physical, and cognitive ability. At the Gateway School, our goal is for all students to become as independent as possible. Picture Exchange Communication […]

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Technology Programs at the Gateway School: IXL

From web-based instruction to communication devices, at Gateway School, we infuse technological support and learning across all areas of our program. Each of our classrooms has a combination of desktop and laptop computers, Chromebooks, an interactive whiteboard system, and iPads. Instruction incorporates web-based activities and assessment, utilizing programs such as IXL, a groundbreaking platform and […]

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News-2-You: A Supplemental Reading Program – Gateway School NJ

At Gateway School, we use technology to provide a deeply engaging academic experience for our students. Each of our classrooms has a combination of desktop and laptop computers, Google Chromebooks, an interactive whiteboard system, and iPads. All students receive personal accounts so families can follow-up, reinforce, and monitor their child’s progress. Instruction incorporates web-based activities […]

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Technology at the Gateway School: Proloquo2Go on the iPad

At the Gateway School, our goal is for students to become as independent as possible as they mature. To facilitate a student’s functional communication we use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems to develop receptive/expressive and social language skills. It is important to note that AAC users span a full range of age, physical, and […]

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The Success Story of a Gateway Student–UBHC Support

You will read a great deal about the academics and life skills offered at a special needs school. The most important question remaining is how the school maintains an environment conducive to such training. Gateway School coordinates with organizations from the international level to the local level to ensure the safest setting for its students. […]

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Eight Special Needs Strategies for Managing Money

Make no mistake about it. We could all use a strategy or two when it comes to managing money. Perhaps when you are done reading this, you will pick up some tips for yourself.These strategies, however, are specifically designed to assist special needs students with a crucial skill for the transition to adult living: money […]

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Improving Personal Grooming Before Going PrimeTime

Gateway School recently posted about one of the most vital topics and primary goals of our schools: soft skills in the employment environment. These soft skills are the result of several decades of research that culminated in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) developing a special curriculum, entitled Soft Skills […]

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Teaching Teamwork in a Special Needs Classroom

So many years are devoted to preparing our students to be young men and women that will eventually transition into adulthood..In addition, they could very well transition into an adult day program such as our PrimeTime Centers located right here in Carteret, New Jersey. What about teamwork, though? Our children are not alone in the […]

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