November 21, 2017


Specialized Learning for the Whole Child
Linden Grove School is a private, state-accredited, not-for-profit school that offers an alternative learning program for students primarily diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and who struggle in a more traditional school setting. Linden Grove addresses many of the academic, sensory, social, communication, and behavioral needs common for children with autism and other related learning and behavioral disorders.


Building Social Skills with LEGO

It’s Monday morning and in Mrs. Kubachka’s classroom students are gathered in small groups working intently on LEGO™ projects including a drumming monkey and a chomping alligator. Students were organized into groups of three, and each has his or her own job: engineer, supplier or builder. The engineer has the instruction on a laptop, the supplier has the pieces, and the builder builds their … Read More

High Five for Oral Motor Therapy

It takes an interaction of 72 muscles to speak. That’s a lot! At Linden Grove we get creative with ways to work on those muscles. Oral motor work helps to develop the muscles not just for proper speech, but also for chewing and drinking safely and effectively. Occupational Therapist Abby McKenzie recently engaged the K-2 students in an activity to strengthen their oral motor muscles while … Read More

Egg Drop Challenge

6-8 team science teachers organized an Egg Drop Challenge open to all LGS students. The challenge: design an egg drop contraption that will keep an egg from breaking when dropped fifty feet from the top rung of a fire truck ladder. Interested students were provided with a gallon-size zip bag, a large egg and a Dixie cup. Students also had access to a range of additional materials including … Read More

Bedtime Tips

The late Lorna Jean King, founder of the Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies in Phoenix, Arizona, offers the following insights on sleep habits among children with autism as posted on Children with autism usually have some sleep pattern problems. Some “go till they drop,” then sleep very soundly all night and are difficult to get started in the morning. Others have … Read More

Community Experiences Offer Valuable Learning Opportunities

Community-based experiences are an important part of student learning at Linden Grove School. Whether it’s attending a theatrical performance, exploring a museum or nature park, touring local businesses to learn about different careers or going out to eat to practice proper social skills and speech, all experiences connect kids to our community and provide opportunities for learning and … Read More