Structured Integrated Learning Classroom (SILC)

What We Do

The Structured Integrated Learning Classroom (SILC) is designed to address the needs of students with a complex developmental disorder that affects how the student behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns.These students have deficits in the areas of communication, social skills and behavior that need addressing on an individual basis.  Their needs, as demonstrated by review of data, grades, IEP updates and behavior referrals require additional support to ensure academic success in the general education setting. 


Qualifying Descriptors:

        Students who participate in the SILC Program demonstrate deficits in:

●      Social Skills

●      Pragmatic Communication Skills

●      Significant Maladaptive Social Behaviors

  Description of Support:

Students who participate in the SILC Program receive a variety of support services including but not limited to:

  • Direct Social Skills Instruction
  • Classroom support – Students receive support throughout their school day from SILC staff depending on the level of need.
  • Tangible Reward System – All students participate in a tangible reward system. The students can use this system to access reinforcers including edibles, tangibles and computer/interactive games.
  • Incentive Strategies – To encourage the student to assume responsibility for general education requirements.
  • Behavior Crisis strategies are implemented by SILC staff to allow the student to compose himself and return to general education setting.
  • Support in School Community - A SILC staff member attends school activities with the student and support is gradually faded as dictated by success.