Therapeutic Education Program

The Therapeutic Education Program is a year round program designed for children who would benefit from participation in a smaller preschool classroom environment. This program will offer a structured atmosphere, where your child will enjoy a small group environment facilitated by a certified preschool teacher, Developmental Interventionist and an assistant. Focus will be placed on basic developmental and prerequisite skills such as engagement, attention, following basic routines and directions, motor skills, imitation, peer interaction, social communication, and social play.

The classroom teacher will provide assessment and develop individualized goals for each child as well as strategies needed to reach those goals. The Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs (CCPSN) will be utilized to assess and document progress of each child; additional assessment tools may be used including The Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist (ESDM) and the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP).

Enrollment & Cost

Enrollment options include morning and afternoon sessions. Each session is three hours in length. The morning session is from 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., and the afternoon session is from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Children must attend at least 2 half day sessions, with the option of up to 8 sessions per week. The cost of each three hour session is $96. If your child has a formal diagnosis of autism, some insurance plans will cover the cost of the Therapeutic Education classroom. We encourage you to contact your insurance carrier to determine if they cover ABA Group services. If your child does not have an autism diagnosis or ABA Group is not covered by your insurance plan, you will automatically receive a scholarship partially funded by the WHAS Crusade for Children in the amount of $44.75 per session, decreasing your out-of-pocket responsibility to $51.25 per session. Families of children with autism demonstrating financial need beyond the $51.25 per session amount, are eligible to apply for a FEAT of Louisville need-based scholarship.


Registration for The Therapeutic Education Program takes place at anytime throughout the year for children not presently in the program. Interested parents should contact the office to schedule a tour. There is a non-refundable fee of $150 per family due at the time of registration required in order to secure enrollment.