Learning, Achieving and Having Fun in a Supportive Environment

179Every Royer-Greaves School for Blind student has his or her own abilities, needs, challenges and interests. Our teachers and staff meet them where they are, supporting them to achieve all that they can.

We serve students from age 4.5 to 21 in classes intentionally kept small so that every student gets lots of time and attention from teachers and aides. We know our students, something especially important for those who do not always use language to communicate!

Much learning and fun happens outside the classroom in our music room, gymnasium, pool and tree-shaded campus, which features a playground full of adaptive equipment that lets children with many different abilities play.

Our students are part of the community and we take frequent educational and fun trips to the post office, library and local shops and restaurants. Field trips are also taken to local and more distant attractions.  The community is also part of our school, drawn to campus by our hand bell concerts and holiday performances.
Components of our learning and therapeutic program include:

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•    Specialized academic classes including math, reading, pre-Braille and Braille.
•    Life skills, including money and time management, cooking, self-help.
•    Vocational skills.

Therapeutic and support services
•    Music Therapy
•    Physical Education
•    Aquatics
•    Speech and Language Therapies
•    Orientation and Mobility
•    Physical Therapy
•    Occupational Therapy

The Arts
•    Vocal and instrumental music instruction and performance

Dual Disability Program
Students with both hearing and visual disabilities enroll in this special program.  Royer Greaves provides ongoing evaluation and recommendations for teaching techniques and learning strategies. Each student in the program receives individualized instruction, in addition to group learning, with an emphasis on developing communication.

Extended School Year
Royer-Greaves for the Blind offers an Extended School Year (ESY) for students. The ESY program enables students to continue learning and building skills in our supportive and structured environment without disruption.

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