At Spiritos School, located in Midlothian, Virginia, our mission is to create a wealth of individualized instructional and treatment experiences that provide continual educational programming in an atmosphere of love and acceptance for children with autism and developmental delay.
Like all successful programs for educating children with autism, at Spiritos School there is a rich teacher to student ratio (one-to-one), an intense level of engagement and intervention with each student, daily recording of performance data to track each student's progress, and an emphasis on breaking learning tasks down into basic components in order to build solid skills "from the ground up". We have seen positive results from a number of treatment modalities that have been developed by researchers from a variety of the helping professions. These include:
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Sensory Integration Therapy
Affect Based Language Curriculum (aka "Floor Time)