As an on-site extension of treatment, Cumberland Academy ensures that each patient’s academic program — like their treatment plan — is individualized and used to address functional skills such as focusing and sequencing. Special education teachers use positive reinforcement and other behavioral management techniques in the classroom.
Our programs accommodate general education and special education needs including:
- Serious emotional disability (SED)
- Intellectual disabilities (ID)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Visual impairment
- Developmental delay (DD)
- Other health impairment (OHI)
- Speech or language impairment
- Specific learning disability (SLD)
- Severe and profound disability (SPD)
- Orthopedic impairment
- Multiple disabilities (MD)
Cumberland encourages success through personalized attention. Children with similar cognitive functioning are taught together. For example, patients with brain injuries are integrated with chronic illness patients. This approach allows patients with different medical conditions to enhance their ability to cope with diverse situations.
Traditional textbook teaching is enhanced with hands-on experiences, community outings and activities. Prior to discharge, Cumberland’s teachers communicate observations to teachers in the patient’s home community to make the transition more successful.