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Curriculum Recap

Started site words: the, and, of, to
Letters: O, TH, S, I
ABBABB pattern
One More in the form of an addition problem (1+1, 1+2, 1+3)
Answering What, Where, and Who questions about a story
Differentiating small, medium and large
Representing numbers in numeral form

Recent Books Read

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?
The Color Monster
The Feelings Book
Breathe Like A Bear

Standout themes include feelings and mindfulness! 😌

Cooking

Art

Important Upcoming Dates

School Closed
Monday, February 21st - President’s Day

Events
Mother’s Night Out
Where: Pitfire Pizza (5211 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601)
When: February 24, 2022
Time: 7:30pm
Why: To be together, celebrate and resonate.
Let Natally know you’re coming by email: natally@willowcrestschool.com

If you have any questions or concerns about these dates, please email us at natally@willowcrestschool.com

Coming Soon

Willowcrest Summer Camp 2022:
We want to remind you that we’re offering a five-week-long summer program here at Willowcrest School! Running from Monday through Friday, July 18th through August 19th from 9am to 2pm, our summer camp will be an extension of our school program with more focus on play. We’ll continue making music together, engaging through art-making, enjoying daily physical activity, and more.

We’re offering this program at a discounted rate of $3250 to currently enrolled families using the button below. As a bonus for currently enrolled students, no deposit is required upfront. Students must enroll for the full five-week program. Payment in full will be due by the first day of camp.

We’ve only got 4 spots left, so don’t miss your chance to sign up today!

Sign Up for Summer Camp!

Sara Beth Kaufman, BCBA

Sara earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then she went on to earn her MA in Counseling with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University, Los Angeles. She has been in private practice for over 8 years, where she specializes in program development, parent education, and school and home consultation. Sara is passionate about helping families in need and facilitating positive development for children. We asked her some questions so you can get to know her, too!

Why did you choose to take a more holistic approach to working with neurodivergent children?

All children are different, particularly neurodivergent children, and you never know what strategies will work with each child, so I believe it is important to have an open mind, try new things, then use data to evaluate whether those strategies are effective. I love to collaborate with other professionals to put together the most effective treatment package for a child and watch them grow!

In your experience, which behavioral treatments are most effective for kids and why?

Behavioral treatments that are most effective are treatments where the replacement behavior matches the function of the challenging behavior that is occurring. There isn't one treatment that works for all; behavior support plans really need to be individualized to the child and the behaviors they are experiencing within the environment.

Can you talk a little bit about applied behavior analysis and why it’s helpful for neurodivergent children?

Applied Behavior Analysis is the observation of behaviors and development of treatment based upon what can be seen of the behavior, and how that behavior is affected by the environment. I find this specifically pertinent to neurodivergent children who often cannot articulate what is causing them to feel one way or another, or why they are engaging in specific behaviors. We can use ABA to help increase positive behaviors such as communication and social skills and decrease challenging or maladaptive behaviors.

We love having Sara as a part of our team, and we are thankful for her work with Willowcrest School. ✨

Recent Events

Parent-Teacher Conferences
It was so wonderful to see all of you at our parent-teacher conferences. We really enjoyed discussing all the hard work and incredible achievements your kiddos have accomplished over the last semester. We are grateful to you for choosing us to support your kiddo’s growth and flourishing, and being part of our community. ♥

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