The Cedar Classroom is a blend of upper middle and high school students with moderate to intensive language and self-care needs. These students learn most effectively in a pair, but they can learn in a group of 3-4 as well. The classroom staff work closely with Victory’s Speech Language Pathology Team (when appropriate) to develop and incorporate the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems for an individual student.
These students require more frequent praise and reinforcement in order to remain motivated during work blocks. Sensory activities and social engagement opportunities are interspersed throughout the school day and customized programs are created for each student to teach academics, emotional regulation, social skills, and daily living skills.
These students participate in twice-weekly CBI in order to generalize skills learned in the classroom, and they also take part in WE and intern at various businesses. In 2019-2020, the students learned foundational job skills at places such as Columbia River Knife and Took, Hughes Water Gardens, the Wilsonville Library, Wilsonville Subaru, World of Speed, and Victory’s own coffee shop (Bloom).