The Gramon Family of Schools Program and Curriculum
The Gramon Family of Schools (GFS) uses multiple and diverse research-based teaching and learning approaches, from the implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis principles to traditional teaching methods. Each student receives a comprehensive education based on his/her Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The GFS curriculum complies with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and applies them in all subject areas. GFS is a state-approved testing site for all New Jersey assessments.
In order to gain a deeper understanding of students’ learning needs, educators and related service staff collect data from a multitude of sources, including RethinkEd which all begins with assessment (e.g., VB-MAPP, ABLLS, AFLS). Instruction is based on students’ cognitive abilities; therefore, the following student strands have been identified within GFS: Early Developmental Diagnostic/Prescriptive; Activities of Daily Living (ADL)/Functional Life Skills/Guided Work Experience; Functional Academic/Pre-Vocational/Vocational; and Adapted Traditional Academics/Career Preparation.
- Extended practice
- Application of skills and concepts
- Use a combination of direct instruction and cognitive strategy instruction
- Discrete Trial Teaching
- Task analysis
- Picture exchange communication system (PECS)
- Visual supports
- Social narratives
- Naturalistic intervention (NI)
For more information regarding our Curriculum & Instruction please feel free to schedule a tour or reach out to our Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction Toni Marie Castiglia at email@example.com