Inside Amazing K School's Autism Curriculum

A Day in the Life: Inside Amazing K School’s Autism Curriculum

At Amazing K Autism School, we embark on a transformative educational journey, recognizing and celebrating the unique qualities of each child with autism through our thoughtfully designed, inclusive curriculum.

The Morning Routine: Starting the Day Right

The day at Amazing K School begins with a carefully crafted morning routine that sets a positive tone for the day ahead. Our small class sizes ensure that each child receives personalized attention from our experienced educators. As children arrive, they are greeted with warmth and enthusiasm, helping them feel safe and welcomed.

Structured Learning Sessions: Fostering Development

Our curriculum is built on evidence-based practices and have a strong “learn through play” core. The structured learning sessions are designed to support skills development in various areas, including communication, social interaction, academics and skills for daily living.  At Amazing K Autism School – we believe in hands-on learning experiences, allowing children to engage with educational materials and explore their interests in a structured and supportive environment.

Speech and Language Therapy: Nurturing Communication

Communication is a fundamental skill, and we prioritize it at our Academy.  We have an in-house speech team and speech and language therapy sessions focus on helping children develop their communication abilities.

Whether a child is working on verbal language or utilizing alternative communication methods such as sign language or augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, our team is here to support their progress.

Sensory Integration: Creating Comfort and Confidence

We understand the importance of sensory integration, and our autism school environment is designed to be sensory-friendly. Sensory activities are incorporated into the curriculum and daily routines – thereby helping children become more comfortable with their sensory experiences and regulating their sensory responses.

Outdoor Play and Social Interaction: Building Friendships

Physical activity and social interaction are integral components of our curriculum. Outdoor playtime is a chance for children to explore, engage in physical activity, and build gross motor skills. It’s also an opportunity for social interaction.

Art and Creativity: Encouraging Self-Expression

Creativity is celebrated at Amazing K School. Our daily art/weekly art activities give children a platform to express themselves and explore their interests. These activities also promote fine motor skills and provide an outlet for self-expression.

Continued Learning and Skill Building: The Afternoon Session

In the afternoon, we continue with learning sessions, focusing on reinforcing the skills and concepts introduced in the morning. Afternoons are often quiet and teacher/therapist to child ratio go down to 2:1 and 1:1

Parent Involvement: Collaboration for Success

We believe in the power of collaboration between educators and parents.

A Supportive Community: Nurturing Growth

Amazing K School isn’t just a school; it’s a sanctuary and supportive community where children with autism and other diverse neurological development delays can flourish. Our dedicated team of educators and therapists are passionate about helping each child reach their full potential. We celebrate every milestone and progress, no matter how small, and we’re committed to providing a nurturing environment where children feel safe and valued.

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Ilse Kilian-Ross

Ilse Kilian-Ross is the owner of Amazing K, a registered ECD and Partial Care Facility in Johannesburg. Amazing K is a private adhd school, autism school and therapy centre for children from age 2 - 6 years where learners receive the best of both the schooling and therapy world. The autism school offers Individualized Education Programs, Speech- and Augmentive Alternative Communication (AAC) therapy as well as a full and adapted Academic Curriculum.