RCS prides itself on our passionate and dedicated staff. Our intensive staffing and supervision structure are what enable us to provide comprehensive and individualized programming to meet every student’s unique needs. All students receive direct instruction from a team of behavior therapists that rotate across students every two hours to promote generalization across instructors. Behavior therapists hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree and complete extensive training in ABA prior to working with our students. Additionally each student receives direct instruction and oversight by a Special Education teacher. Our Special Education teachers hold current licenses from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and oversee groupings of 4-7 students. To ensure the highest quality of programming and services available for children with autism, every student at RCS receives oversight by a Clinician. Clinicians have a Master’s degree and are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). They provide a minimum of 2 hours of consultation to each student’s case per week.
RCS Learning Center utilizes a consult based model for Speech and Language services as well as Occupational Therapy. A consult based model allows our staff to implement speech and language programming and occupational therapy programming throughout the entire school day, as natural opportunities to practice and utilize these skills arise. All students receive 2 hours of consultation by an Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Pathologist per month.
Each RCS staff receives comprehensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior, Behavior Management, Natural Environment Teaching, Curriculum Frameworks, Sign Language, and Crisis Management.