Students in the Aspen Classroom are ages 6 to 10. Students in this classroom have access to 1st through 5th grade curriculum, aligned with Oregon State Standards. Aspen students learn best in whole group instruction or in pairs. They are working toward self-monitoring their own behavior in order to work independently for short periods of time.
Aspen students can accurately identify their own emotions and practice their perspective taking skills in order to strengthen their sense of empathy. In Aspen, both academic and social-emotional learning occur at the same time in order to maximize the opportunities for students to practice their impulse control, emotional regulation, and flexible thinking skills!
Aspen students also participate in weekly CBI in order to generalize both social and academic skills learned in the classroom. For example, Aspen students have been learning how to cross the street safely, read prices, identify different brands of products, and use the Dollar-Up Method to estimate the cost of an item.