The Multi-Needs Program at Marklund Day School provides an
Comprehensive approach: Through a collaborative team of teachers, therapists, parents/guardians, and school district representatives, Marklund focuses on academic, cognitive, communication, gross-motor and fine-motor skills.
Nursing staff: Marklund Day School can accommodate students with complex medical needs by integrating highly qualified nursing staff into the program.
Individualized curriculum: Students follow a complete and individualized curriculum tied to Illinois Learning Standards, Common Core Essential Elements, and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals. Functional life skills and vocational training are integrated into students’ daily lessons.
Technology: Assistive adaptive technology, including interactive technology boards, individualized iPads and voice-output switches, are used to encourage communication.
Sensory-integrated program: Each classroom provides sensory-integrated programming with a focus on self-regulation to support an engaging learning environment. In addition, tactile strategies and sensory therapy rooms support students with visual and/or hearing impairments.
Community outings: As students participate in community outings, they have the opportunity to apply generalized skills and interact with individuals outside of the school setting.