We believe a comfortable environment is a nurturing environment and a nurturing environment is a learning environment. Every room is filled with large windows and bright colors. In every moment lies a learning opportunity, and both Milestones' program and environment are geared toward taking every advantage of each moment large and small.
Individual Academic Levels
Milestones' students often have uneven academic profiles. With our low student to staff ratio, our faculty is able to meet students where they are and appropriately challenge their abilities with a variety of curricula, ranging from advanced to remedial academics.
Learning Skills for Life
Our Transitions Program is designed for students 14-22 years of age and offers an opportunity to prepare for adulthood. Our expert educators and therapists help young adults gain valuable skills, with flexible programming designed to fit our students' individual needs and goals.
Milestones Day School is an approved and accredited private school (Chapter 766) providing a complete education for students by balancing stimulating academics with teaching new and more appropriate therapeutic skills. Our therapeutic curriculum is vast and comprises in-depth lessons and interventions practiced daily for social skills, executive skills, coping/regulation skills, daily living skills, and self-esteem. Every aspect of our program, from the deliberate architecture to the comprehensive curriculum, has been custom designed to support and nurture students while increasing their proficiency at learning and interacting.
Milestones Day Schoolâ€™s Transitions Services are designed for students aged 15-22 to assist with all aspects of transitioning to adulthood.Â The Transitions Program accepts students who progress through our day school as well as students who are currently enrolled in other programs and are looking to gain skills for this next phase of their life.
Our program was carefully developed to ensure students experience a successful transition and to assist with post-graduation goals.
It is estimated that as many as 1 in 5 individuals have dyslexia, a specific learning difference that can have a profound impact on educational and social outcomes.Â This workshop will provide an overview of dyslexia, including: Â structural and functional differences in the brains of individuals with dyslexia; signs of dyslexia at various stages of development; the process of diagnosing of dyslexia; the importance of early identification and intervention; the value of multisensory structured language instruction; and classroom accommodations and modifications.Â
Theresa Collins is currently the Tutorial Director at Eagle Hill School – Southport. She has been an Orton-Gillingham practitioner for 30 years and previously served as the Director of Language Training at The Kildonan School. In addition to providing remedial language skills instruction to children in grades 6 through 12, she trains and mentors teachers in the fundamental content and implementation of the Orton-Gillingham approach. She has presented at various conferences, including the Annual Conference of the International Dyslexia Association, the New York and New Jersey branches of the IDA, the annual conference of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, and the annual conference of the Assistive Technology Industry Association.
Milestones Open House & Tour
Friday, January 27, 2017 from 10:00AM-11:30AM
Hosts: Sarah Folk, Head of Admissions andÂ Lisa Danovitch,Â Head of Clinical Services
10:00AM-11:00AM: General Introduction and Q&A
11:00AM-11:30AM: School Tour
Milestones was recently featured on Yogibo’s YouTube channel. Â Take a look at how our students will benefit from this great product!
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