Pre - School / Elementary Programs
Donna Goodell - Program Director
LABBB Collaborative, Burlington High School
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: 781-273-7056
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LABBB values the arts as a means of self-expression. We provide our preschool and elementary students opportunities in art and music through various platforms. LABBB has an exciting partnership with Amplifi, an adaptive music school located in Burlington, to allow our students access to classes and curriculum implemented by an adaptive music educator.

Butler Elementary School, Belmont, MA

Grade: K-1-2 and 3-4

Population: Students experiencing moderate to severe developmental delays.

The LABBB Elementary Program at Butler Elementary School is a self-contained classroom setting. The emphasis is on maximizing academic accomplishments with a strong focus on literacy development and math skills. Curriculum is based on the Massachusetts Standards with modifications and accommodations offered on an individual basis to meet each student’s academic learning profile. Opportunities for inclusion in the greater school community occur daily for a variety of activities which may include recess, lunch, gym, art, music, library as well as academic subject areas. The team includes speech/language, occupational, and physical therapies, counseling, and consultation from a BCBA.

Fox Hill Elementary School, Burlington, MA

Grade: K-2 and 3-5

Population: Students who are experiencing social/emotional and behavioral challenges.

LABBB’s classrooms at Fox Hill Elementary School provide a setting with therapeutic supports for students who are performing at or close to grade level academically. These students require more structure and adult support to obtain the skills necessary to transition into a general education classroom. The curriculum is aligned with the general education classroom and modifications and accommodations are assessed and implemented on an individual basis. Opportunities for inclusion are available and implemented as the students are ready to meaningfully participate. A team of specialists include a counselor, BCBA, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist. Services are provided according to each student’s IEP. Staff teams work closely together to help students find the tools and strategies that help them self-regulate, learn to use their language to communicate effectively with others, and engage in academic curriculum.

Francis Wyman Elementary School, Burlington, MA

Grade: Pre-K to Age 7 Age 7 to 11

Population: Students experiencing global developmental delays, neurological impairments, and/or significant medical challenges

The LABBB classrooms at the Francis Wyman Elementary School serve students in a continuum from age 3 through 11. The emphasis for these students, who display varying degrees of intellectual, physical and language impairments, is on communication, assistive technology, socialization, motor development, academics modified to meet students’ developmental readiness, and activities of daily living. The program is staffed with a nurse to assist children who require medical support. Speech and language, occupational, and physical therapies are also provided. Other required therapies, such as vision, orientation and mobility are rendered through providers contracted by LABBB.

Memorial Elementary School, Burlington, MA

Grade: Pre-K-2 and 3-5

Population: Students with autism spectrum disorder, or other developmental needs, who benefit from visual supports and a highly structured academic environment

These two classrooms at the Memorial Elementary School utilize highly specialized instruction in small group and individual settings. The primary focus is to build communication, social, and academic skills. The program utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis methodology across the day, which can include Natural Environment Teaching, Task Analyses, Incidental Teaching, and Direct Instruction. Our staff is trained using ABA methodology in order to guide instruction and incorporate sensory integration with a strong emphasis on visual supports throughout the classroom activities and lessons. Students enjoy all aspects of elementary school life in activities such as recess, assemblies, reading buddies, and field trips. Students may also attend inclusion opportunities with the general education classrooms and “specials” as determined appropriate on an individual basis. The program includes speech/language, occupational, and physical therapies as well as behavioral consultation from a BCBA.

Memorial Elementary School, Burlington, MA

Grade: K-2
Population: Students who are experiencing social/emotional and behavioral challenges

LABBB has a classroom at Memorial Elementary School that provides therapeutic supports for students who are performing at or close to grade level academically and require more structure and adult support to acquire the skills necessary to transition into a general education classroom. The curriculum is aligned with the general education classroom and modifications and accommodations are assessed and implemented on an individual basis. Opportunities for inclusion are available and implemented as the students are ready to meaningfully participate. A team of specialists include a social worker, counselor, BCBA, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist. Services are provided according to each student’s IEP. Staff teams work closely together to help students find the tools and strategies that help them self-regulate, learn to use their language to communicate effectively with others, and engage in academic curriculum.

Francis Wyman Elementary, Burlington, MA

Grade: Pre-K - Grade 1

Population: Students with global developmental delay who benefit from a highly structured academic environment.

The focus of this full-day program is to develop skills and independence in the areas of communication, socialization, cognition, motor development, and activities of daily living. The program uses a multi-sensory, total communication approach through individual, small and large group instruction. Students have the opportunity for inclusion with same age typically developing peers. In addition, students participate in a PALs program where older peers within the school come into the classroom to join various activities such as art, play time, lunch and recess. Speech and language, occupational, and physical therapies are provided. The program is also staffed with a nurse to assist students who require medical support.

Wellington Elementary School, Belmont, MA

Grade: Pre-K-2 and 3-5

Population: Students who have autism spectrum disorders, moderate to profound delays, and present with challenging behaviors

The LABBB Program at Wellington Elementary School emphasizes intensive and individualized instruction in small, structured, self-contained classrooms. The program utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis / Verbal Behavior Therapy and is highly individualized and delivered in a combination of 1:1 and small groups. The program provides intense visual supports and emphasizes growth and development in communication, activities of daily living, and academics modified to meet the needs of each individual student. The program provides speech/language, occupational, and physical therapies as well as behavioral consultation from a BCBA.