The Westview School is the only school in the greater Houston area with a program designed specifically for children with high-functioning autism and other neurologically-based pervasive developmental disorders on the Autistic Spectrum ages two through middle school.
Westview offers a challenging curriculum at all program levels addressing each of the major skill areas of language, fine and gross motor, daily living skills, academics, and most importantly, the social delays typical of children with autism. Structure and a small student:teacher ratio are an important part of the program at all levels. No single method is used, but individual student needs are addressed.
The Westview School has both speech and occupational therapists on staff. The therapists advise and consult with teachers to provide an optimal learning environment in the classroom. Occuptational and speech therapy are available on an individual and group basis.
Programs at Westview include:
Class size is limited to four children with a teacher and an assistant, the focus is language, interaction, imitation and self-help skills.... >read more
Preschool classes have five children in a group with a teacher and an assistant. Intervention is in pre-academics, language, sensory motor and social/play skills... >read more
Focus in our pre-kindergarten classes is on the skills needed to move to Kindergarten..... > read more
A regular kindergarten curriculum is followed, modified to the learning style of the student...... > read more
Westview uses an ungraded elementary program to further individual instruction. Math, science, language arts and social studies are the focus of the elementary classes...... > read more
Our Middle School offers a low student : teacher ratio, a highly individualized curriculum, and a structured and quiet environment. Language arts, math, science, computer skills, social studies, and living skills are included in the daily schedule..... > read more
The Westview School addresses the multi-level academic needs through a two track system. Students in Track I perform on or close to their chronological grade level, but may still require some remedial teaching. Students in Track II perform significantly below their chronological grade level academically.
Objectives for Track I and Track II students is to obtain fundamental skills for effective communication, academic advancement and more successful integration into social activities and settings.
Book Fairs - The parent organization holds a book fair in the fall and in the spring where students and teachers have the opportunity to stock up on their favorite books.
New Surroundings - Children on the Autism Spectrum are often uncomfortable in new environments. Westview students
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