Lighthouse Learning Programs

What are Lighthouse Learning Programs?

At Lighthouse Autism Center, we offer center-based ABA therapy in a natural, play-based environment. Following an assessment, a program is developed specifically to target each child’s unique needs. With our Early Learner Program and Junior Learner Program, we incorporate many of the academic and school readiness skills a child would be taught in a typical school setting, such as reading, math, group classes, peer play, and more, so that children can play and learn.

Early Learner Program

Generally, this program supports learners between 18 months and 6 years of age and focuses on learning through play. The skills learners acquire through this program will provide the building blocks required for them to generalize what they have learned across different subjects and environments.

In the Early Learner Program, children focus on:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Letters, numbers, and colors
  • 2D shapes
  • Name and age
  • Listening skills and following directions
  • Children develop new words through song, music, and reading
  • Days of the week, months of the year, the weather, seasons, and more
  • Participating in group classes like art, music, and gym

Junior Learner Program

Typically, this program includes learners 7 years and older and follows a similar structure to what a learner would see in a school setting. As the learner progresses through the program, they spend less time learning while playing, and more time learning from an educator while sitting at a desk or in a group setting, similar to what the learner would experience at school.

In the Junior Learner Program, children focus on:

  • Reading development and comprehension at the appropriate level for the child
  • Basic math skills at an appropriate level for the child (addition, subtraction)
  • Life skills like folding laundry, hanging clothes, sweeping and vacuuming, etc.
  • Social skills including peer-to-peer interactions in a group setting

School Readiness at Lighthouse

  • Interacting in a Classroom
  • Playing with Peers
  • Listening and Following Directions
  • Participating in Group Classes
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Eating in a Cafeteria-Style Lunch Room

Together, we can unlock your child’s potential