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Art Therapy

An extracurricular activity is facilitated by an art therapist to help students identify their creative mindset, provide aesthetic experience, project-based learning and exercise their motor skills. This program is built into the school’s daily bell schedule. The art program is also available to the residential program during the weekends when the school is not in session.

Computer Lab

An extracurricular activity facilitated by the librarian assistant to provide students access to technology such as gaming apps (Success-Maker), Microsoft software, researching and keyboarding.

Equine Experience

An extracurricular activity facilitated by an equine therapist to help students interact with animals in a caring manner and teaches the significance of relationship building and nonverbal communication skills. The equine program is built into the school’s daily bell schedule. The equine program is also available to the residential program during the weekends when the school is not in session.

Library Experience

An extracurricular activity designed to give students the experience of bookkeeping, researching books and checking in/out instructional materials. The librarian also offers an Accelerated Reading program and help with fluency and remedial literacy.

Medical Program

Childhelp medical department is located within the residential facility and the nurse on duty provides consults to the Childhelp School of Village West front office staff on most medical emergencies or situations that requires medical attention.

Nutritional Program

Provides free snacks or lunches to our student population with emphasis on balanced diet and provide accommodation to students who have specific allergies. The nutrition program is school based and not affiliated with the residential program.

Sensory Room

The sensory room is designed for calming, deescalating behaviors and also to meet the sensory diets of all students. Sensory rooms are often stocked full of many different types of equipment. This equipment is used to assist students in focusing on the present moment and to better process sensory information. Stocked equipment may be provided for balance and movement (trampolines, balance bars, swings), calming pressure (blankets, stuffed animals), or fidgeting behavior (fidget spinners, puzzles). Sensory equipment can help develop key life skills including vocalization, gross motor skills, color recognition and tracking.

Specially Designed Physical Education

Each student has access to a specially designed physical education as specified by the IEP. The PE program is facilitated by a coach or a qualified fitness instructor and is designed to provide health education, nutrition, physical activity (sports) and to also teach students about sharing and the importance of good sportsmanship. The Children Activity Center (CAC) is available to the residential students during the weekends or when the school is out of session.

Swimming Pool

During the summer, the NPS students have access to the swimming pool. Our students are assessed to determine their levels. They are closely monitored and supervised during the swimming hours. The swimming pool is also accessible to the residential program when the school is closed or out of session.

Transitional Pathways

Guides students on career or college readiness path and community exposure in preparation for a post-secondary education. The transitional pathways program is not linked to the residential program.