Transition Program

Transition Program
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Students in the transition program receive 1:1 instruction and have an individual program plan based on their Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs). Throughout their day students will work towards communication, social, play and academic goals that are appropriate for their development. With the support of an instructor, students will also integrate into group programs and participate in the classroom routine.


The Transition Program maintains a multi-sensory approach to learning, where each child will engage in experiences to help them develop and master skills that go beyond the classroom and generalize into the social world. Using the DIR®/Floortime Model to set goals for our students, we have children interacting with their environment rather than simply experiencing the world from a desk. Students will receive a complete education to encompass their social, emotional, physical and academic needs. Every student’s program has been developed for them and not simply formed from a single curriculum or assessment and we work with parents to develop an education plan together. Our multi-disciplinary team works together to set goals that foster real learning and not rote recall or memorized answers. If a child is really thinking, then they are really learning and this is always our first priority.

Students enrolled in the Transition program have regular use of our gymnasium, outdoor play areas, art & music room, 1:1 and group classrooms as well as our sensory gym!


Oakwood believes that parent involvement is critical to the success of the students. In the Transition Program families will receive regular parent coaching sessions which aim to support parents in their interactions with their children as well as their child’s progress outside of the school setting.


Children between 3 and 18 years of age who would benefit from an individual program plan and a specialized learning environment to help them master social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.

Teacher : Student Ratio

Students in our Transition Program have 1:1 support during all instruction periods.