PREP 4 – Jr./Sr. High
Where students learn to speak clearly and confidently…
|Who:||Teens who have Down syndrome|
|What:||Social Communication Skill Groups, Individual speech-language therapy|
|Where:||Woodridge PREP Centre, 2004 12 Ave NW|
|When:||September – June|
|Junior High: Wednesday 1:00-3:00
Senior High: Thursday 1:00-3:00
Senior High: Friday 12:00-3:00 (bi-weekly)
Individual Speech Therapy: Monday or Tuesday (bi-weekly)
|Why:||To give each teen the opportunity to belong to a caring community that celebrates learning and challenges each individual to reach his or her potential.|
A PREP 4 afternoon includes 2-3 classes per semester. The PREP 4 curriculum includes the following options that staff will select based on group and individual needs:
|Speak Better||Speak Up||Speak for Myself|
|Artic & Grammar||Self Advocacy||Application/Interview Skills|
|Social Conversation||Making Friends||After Grad – What’s next?|
|Phone Skills||Bully Proofing||Dating & Other Stuff|
|Social Thinking||Social Media||Relationships & Boundaries|
|Readers Theatre||Public Speaking||Volunteering|
PREP 4 is a place to learn with, as well as from, other teenagers with Down syndrome who share similar challenges in life, respecting differences and accepting each other.
Our goal is that teens graduate PREP 4 with the tools to exude pride in self, demonstrate respect for others and be empowered to make continued progress in skills for independent living. We hope that all young adults with Down syndrome give back to the community in meaningful jobs and volunteer experiences.
Each week, PREP 4 welcomes students enrolled in many school divisions including the Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Separate School District, Rocky View School Division and the Independent School Association.
Select this link to download 2014 – 2015 student info package (PDF document)
Woodridge Achievement Award
The award is given to a teen with Down syndrome who is an active citizen of Calgary in home, school & community life. One who has a strong sense of self worth and thrives on the challenges of staying included in school, sports & social activities. Appreciative of the ongoing support of family and friends, he or she knows the importance of giving back as a supportive friend and an able volunteer. A role model to peers and an inspiration to families of young children, others need only look at this person to see the potential and realize the benefits of ‘inclusion for life”.
Did you know:
- learning objectives focus on improvement of communication skills, behaviour, self esteem, social skills, independence and healthy lifestyle
- many of the PREP 4 teens joined The PREP Program as toddlers;
- the P4 teaching team is Speech Language Pathologists, SLP Assistants, Education Assistants
To inquire about your teenager’s eligibility for PREP 4, please contact Barb McHarg at (403) 282-5011 ext 130 or by email.