School 29 Gem Program
GEM stands for: “Growth and Education for Students with Multiple Disabilities”There are three educational levels for grades K to 8th.
· The Exploratory Level focuses on sensory based instruction to enrich the quality of life for our students, exploring the ability to communicate with intent, and establishing the communication system that works for the child and family.
· The Emergent Level focuses on supporting and refining communication systems as well as work on pre-academic skills necessary for advancement.
· The Readiness Level focuses on developing early academic skills with regular exposure to age appropriate content.
Students in this program receive intensive Occupational Therapy, Physical therapy, Speech Therapy and the benefit of a full time Social Work Service to provide support to student and families.