School is an environment that is supposed to enable choices, accessibility, and options to all persons in search of quality of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, this inalienable right has all but been abolished for people with disabilities. Out of this inequality, The Movement School was established.
It is our mission to provide children living with non-degenerative disabilities the necessary tools to maximize their potential by improving their maturity and strength of character, developing lifetime learners and innovative thinkers while preventing further movement dysfunction and complications due to immobility.
Numerous studies confirm that physical activity has a positive impact on cognitive function. In other words, exercise is the single most powerful tool you have to optimize your brain function. While most schools provide physically disabled children with two 30-minute sessions of physical activity per week, The Movement School incorporates physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy into all daily classroom activities, giving children more than the necessary 15 hours of therapy a week needed to make progress towards independence.
The daily routine provides students with structure and continuity. Students arrive at school and leave their wheelchair at the door. They’re active participation in toilet training, transfers and walking are just as integral part of their day as the academics.
By observing the children’s cognitive and developmental needs regularly, we can prepare better guidelines to develop the appropriate tasks to meet the needs of the individual child. We work with your children rigorously five days a week but we always encourage parents to continue the progress at home. We will provide you with the necessary information so your child can succeed and have a greater quality of life in and outside of the classroom.