Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC)

TLC Programs Page PhotoThe Therapeutic Learning Center at the Beebe School is a public elementary and middle school program for students with intensive special needs. The school supports and helps students acquire the communication, academic readiness, community, life skills, and social skills necessary to have a purposeful and independent life, and strives to help each child reach his or her fullest potential.

Program Features

  • Individualized academic and behavioral programs
  • Discrete trial and incidental teaching
  • Augmentative and alternative communication systems, and assistive technology, to support student access to learning.
  • Research-supported best practices, including Applied Behavior Analysis Methodology
  • Functional Behavior Assessment & Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Social skills and pragmatic language instruction
  • Parent support
  • Accepts 45-day placements
  • School Year: 180 days from August-June, 6-week Extended Year Program from early July through mid-August


  • Adaptive Physical Education (individual and/or group)
  • Clinical/Mental Health
  • Music Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention & Support (PBiS)
  • Speech and Language Therapy

Appropriate referrals include students ages 3-14 who:

  • Are currently on an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Present with significant levels of cognitive delay, communication, and/or social deficits
  • Require moderate to significant modifications to the Common Core Frameworks to make effective academic progress
  • Present with interfering challenging behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury)
  • Have been diagnosed with: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, Receptive/Expressive Language Delay, Down Syndrome, and other genetic disorders.