To achieve the goals of our mission, each student is evaluated individually. Through this process, specific areas are addressed and procedures implemented by the teaching staff on a daily basis. Continual education of teachers, involvement of doctors and therapists and a committed partnership with students and parents helps us to implement this comprehensive educational and therapeutic program.
Heartland Academy supports the mission and philosophy of the school and has grown out of the Heartland story. Please contact Heartland Academy or call 918.409.3756 with any questions or complete the Tour/Info Request form.
Use learned skills to set goals in each of the academic areas. Use available technology to assist in the learning process. The curriculum parallels the State of Oklahoma with necessary modifications to meet the individual’s needs.
Problem solving, perspective taking, theory of mind.
Organizational and Work Skills
Attention to task, completion of tasks, transitioning to different tasks, working independently, managing materials, error correction, asking for help, planning long-term projects.
Motor and Sensory Skills
Using adaptive equipment and skills effectively, utilizing sensory strategies, developing keyboarding skills and using adaptive tools effectively.
Expanding Restricted Interests
Increased flexibility, tolerate changes in schedules and activities, increase length of time for non-preferred subjects, and accepting mistakes of self and others.
Use learned skills to build a foundation for lifelong success in developing strong, satisfying interpersonal relationships with all individuals. These include:
Understanding emotions, body language, and understanding facial expressions.
Initiating social situations and responding to another person’s initiation. Maintaining friendships and conversations.
Understanding and using nonverbal communication, using verbalizations to appropriately communicate. Pragmatic language, i.e. beginning and ending conversations. Using maintenance topics.
Learning and using relaxation techniques and other strategies for self-regulation.