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Black Bear Academy – Chicago Private
Chicago, IL 60613
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At a Glance
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We offer individual speech and occupational therapy services, small group classes, Black Bear Buddies, Social Language Groups, Fine Motor Groups and more. All of our therapeutic classes are taught by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists or Occupational Therapists and we offer very small therapist-to-student ratios. We treat clinical challenges related, but not limited, to:
In addition, our therapeutic enrichment staff is trained to supplement our clinical services in both groups and individual sessions.
Our Pre Academic program refers to children from 18 months to 4.0 years of age that are typically developing. In this program your child’s play is facilitated by our instructors to increase developmental readiness for future developmental, academic, and social milestones by improving language skills, increasing core vocabulary, and facilitating healthy neurological maturation.
Classes for the Pre Academic program include:
Should you choose to, additional course work is available in the mornings and afternoons by joining our ED Program. This allows for academic parents to choose a half-day or full day program or a morning ballet class for your Lil’ Guy!
ED course work includes:
Academic Rotation (focusing on Math, Science, Handwriting and Literacy)
Physical Education, Cooking, Sports, Fine Arts, Yoga, Dance, Language Play, Heave Ho and so much more!
Our Academic program optimizes the strong communicative-cognitive skills developed in our Pre Academic program with a curriculum based academic structure designed to successfully prepare our students for first grade. Classes include Introduction to Kindergarten Ideas, Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten.
This program is intended to facilitate exceptional learning in core knowledge areas such as:
Class size is a maximum of twelve students and differential instruction is applied so that each child is operating at their maximum potential. Our goal is to reduce “gate keeping” on learning and let children get exposure to levels of learning that are determined by their aptitude, not their age.