Our approach to treating autism is unique.
The Anova Center for Education is more than a school...it is a unique educational model.
The "Anova Method of Education" incorporates a comprehensive and simultaneous application of essential treatment modalities including Social Cognition Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Behavior Analysis, Positive Behavior support, integrated with a highly individualized academic curriculum.
Small classrooms, consistency, structure, and a supportive and positive environment provide optimal learning for our students. This synthesis of diagnostic and therapy services into academic instruction provides the holistic approach to education our students need to learn and grow.
Our unique educational model was developed at Anova, and is referred to as the Anova Method of Education (AME). AME extends far beyond standard school requirements and is anchored by a multidisciplinary treatment practiced in both clinic and classroom environments with seamless integration.
We are committed to advancing our students through a rich and highly personalized academic curriculum, while effectively treating their individual challenges so that each student at Anova functions more successfully in a classroom environment, and in all facets of life. At Anova, we are dedicated to enabling each child to realize his or her potential, fulfill personal aspirations, and lead an overall higher quality of life.
Many Anova students are also academically and cognitively gifted, making them "twice exceptional." Upon enrollment at the ACE School, our students present with impairments in Social Cognition, or "Theory of Mind," affecting their ability to "take the perspective" of others. Most Anova students are quite expressive verbally, yet are frustrated by learning disabilities, sensory processing deficits, and pragmatic language delays. The combination of these conditions can lead to difficulties learning in a typical educational setting, and often results in social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
In fact, many ACE students have been unsuccessful in public school environments and have been referred by local school districts unable to serve them within their own resources. Our multidisciplinary team of teachers and clinicians produce an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student with the goal of providing intensive education and treatment to this unique population of "twice exceptional" students.
Our highly qualified teachers instruct Kindergarten through 12th grades with individualized academic programs that meet state standards and utilize state adopted textbooks and based on the California Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks.
ACE School programs are data driven, with measurable and observable goals for our students based on formal assessment. Goals are continually revised as each student progresses. We train all of our staff in functional analysis assessment technology and positive behavior intervention strategies, and incorporate these principles into our school-wide and individualized behavior programs.
Anova is fully certified by the California Department of Education/Special Education Division and by the California State Department of Social Services. For more information, please contact Stacy Kalember at (707) 527-7032.