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The Academy

The Academy is a division of The Learning Center of Northeast Arkansas, Inc. The Academy of TLC is a private school devoted to providing educational and therapeutic services for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities.  The Academy was created due to the need for an alternative educational environment for children with Autism. Many of the children diagnosed with Autism at TLC receive intense ABA therapy. In a traditional school setting, this type of therapy is either not provided or to a much lower degree than the child is getting currently. Many parents want to continue this type of therapy and The Academy will be able to provide that service for the child as well as their educational services. The Academy has certified special education teachers who will be providing educational services as well as developing and implementing each child’s Individualized Education Plan. Each child’s plan will include an ABA therapy plan that will be developed and implemented by BCBAs and RBTs.  The Academy will start the first year with kindergarten only students and will add additional grades each year thereafter.

Mission statement- The mission of The Academy is to provide research based therapy, education and experiences for children with Autism to help them develop life-sustaining skills to live a productive and fulfilling life.

1. We provide a full-time ABA Therapy program supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  

2. Individual ABA therapy programs are provided by a Registered Behavior Technician dedicated to your child’s goals and individual plans. 

3. Each child has an individualized program including an academic curriculum to prepare them for a traditional school setting taught by a certified teacher. 

ABA Therapy 

The techniques used include: Pivotal Response Training, Natural Environment Training, Verbal Behavior Training through Discrete Trial Training (DTT), social skills training, Parent training, Modeling, use of an AAC device for communication, transitional skills, generalization skills, equivalence relations, and transformation techniques when appropriate. 

Speech Therapy 

Our speech therapists work as a team in cooperation with other therapists, the family, and physicians to help your child achieve their full potential. 

Occupational Therapy

Therapy focuses on the use of everyday actives that list independence. They address activities such as play, eating, dressing, and self-care through strengthening, adaptions, and sensory regulation. 

Physical Therapy

Therapy focuses on the improvement of range of motion, strength, flexibility, and movement patterns.

Academic Curriculum 

The Academy will develop an Individualized Education Plan that includes goals for grade-level academic skills working toward attaining Arkansas Academic Standards.

Children with a diagnosis of Autism are eligible to apply for the program. The program is currently serving children who are age five to eight. 

Along with the application, please provide copies of most recent psychological evaluation, speech/language evaluation, occupation therapy, physical therapy, and/or developmental evaluation. 

The Academy

2806 – A Fox Meadow Lane

Jonesboro, AR 72404

(870)-932-4245 Ext. 9309

 

Hours 

8:00 am to 3:00 pm

For more information please contact Lynn Cooper at lcooper@tlcnea.com

Behavior Technician

Registered Behavior Technician

Registered Behavior Technician  

Registered Behavior Technician

Behavior Technician

Behavior Technician

Behavior Technician

Registered Behavior Technician

Board Certified Behavior Coordinator

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Paraprofessional

Behavior Technician

ABA Therapist

Paraprofessional

Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher