Specialized Programs


Ridgewood Special Programs supports students, teachers and parents in our community to address the diverse needs of students through a variety of programs so that they can access the curriculum to improve academically, socially and emotionally. As a result, we have developed specialized programs that are tailored to the specific needs of our students.

RED Program

The Ridgewood Early Development (RED) Program offers a comprehensive educational experience for a child who has been identified as a preschool disabled student, ages 3-5. The areas of focus for skill development are within the social, motor, cognitive, and communication domains.  
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The Language Learning Disabilities (LLD) Program  is designed to meet the individual needs to students with language and/or learning disabilities, such as Communication Impairment and Specific Learning Disabilities. It is a specialized program where students receive intensive interventions in the areas of language and/or learning to support all content areas based on state curriculum standards. Strategies utilized in the classroom support the development of both expressive and receptive language skills, as well as focus on the comprehension of written language.

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The Strategic Actions for Innovative Learning (SAIL) Program  is a self-contained class for students with global developmental delays. Academics, which are based on the state curriculum standards, are infused with functional life skills to support the growth of students. The students are taught through a multi-sensory approach to learning while reinforcing language and motor skills through an integrated model. Students experience Community Based Instruction to enhance their developmental skills.
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The Ridgewood Intensive Services (RISe) Program  is a self-contained class designed for students who demonstrate needs consistent with those on the autistic spectrum. The classroom is a highly structured, one-to-one and/or small group setting, which utilizes a comprehensive ABA learning approach to support mastery and generalization of learned skills. Students receive positive behavioral support to foster a strong foundation for good classroom work habits and appropriate social behaviors. The program is supported by District behaviorists.
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