Communication skills and language acquisition are integral parts of Boston Higashi School’s educational philosophy, Daily Life Therapy®. Here at the Boston Higashi School, a total communication approach is embedded within our educational philosophy and curriculum of Daily Life Therapy®. This affords all of our students, regardless of skill level, the opportunity to access various modes of communication (e.g. speech, AAC, gestures, etc.) to enhance their understanding, increase their ability to express themselves as well as help build interpersonal relationships.
At the Boston Higashi School each division has their own communication teacher who works collaboratively with the speech language pathologists to support language development throughout the student’s day. In addition the residential program has a communication teacher whose role is to carry over the communication approach and language strategies familiar to the students from the school program to the residence. This ensures continuity between programs.