The SRC Program (Structured Routine Center) is a social communication intensive program that utilizes research based methodology and curriculum to provide foundational educational services for children impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other communication related disorders.
Specific Curriculum Used in the program:
- STAR (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research)
- Preacademic Skills
- Receptive and Expressive Language
- Spontaneous Language Skills
- Social Interactions
- Play Skills
- Functional Routines
- Sightword reading program
- Reading Milestones
- Sightword reading program
- Phonics based reading program
- American Reading Company (modified)
- Independent Reading Level Assessment
- Foundations Toolkits
- · Reading A-Z
o Phonics based authentic texts
- · Units of Study by Lucy Calkins (modified)
- · Handwriting without Tears
o Handwriting program
- · News-to-you
o Cross-curricular current events program
- Visual/Tactile Math Program
- Structured TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related communication-handicapped CHildren)
- Fine motor and Prevocational tasks
- Short deskside physical movement activities
SRC Daily Activities
- Pivotal Response Training (Purple room): In PRT, students participate in a controlled play setting with an adult and another peer. PRT aims to strengthen spontaneous and expressive language skills while developing age appropriate play and social skills.
- Game Center (Blue Room): Students play games and engage in activities in a small group to practice turn-taking, social skills, language and attending.
- Independent Work (Yellow Room): Students follow a visual schedule to complete various prevocational tasks--including sorting, matching, and fine motor manipulation.
- Circle time: In circle time, students engage in turn-taking, imitation, attending and social activities using books, interactive songs and activities and a SMART board. We learn about social events, basics of calendar skills and weather; as well as participate in songs and stories. We also have an additional “social circle” where we will practice asking peers questions, talking about future and past events and practicing social skills in a small group setting.
- Arts & Crafts: Our art time focuses on seasonal thematic activities as well as our monthly curricular units. Students follow a visual schedule to complete an art project, practicing attending skills and fine motor tasks.
- Free Choice: At this time, students have an opportunity to practice skills mastered in DT and PRT sessions. Adults facilitate appropriate play and communication.
- Sensory: During our sensory time, students are in a small group in our sensory room, and get the opportunity to engage in various sensory activities such as: play-dough, water table, rice table, finger-painting, sensory swing, etc.
- Snack: We practice following visual schedules, requesting, and increasing tolerance to new foods.
- Speech/OT/APE: Students receive services from these related service providers to meet the needs detailed in their IEPs. These specialists also observe other daily sessions, consult with staff and participate on building skills where appropriate.
- Specials: The SRC classes attend Music, Library and Technology.