Five Family-Friendly Activities and Events This Fall

At The Deron School, we always look forward to autumn: it both means the return of our students and a fresh school year but also the chance to get off campus and explore all that New Jersey has to offer this colorful, crisp season. Below, find five activities fun for the whole family to explore […]

How to Prepare Your Child for a New School Year

Impossible as it seems, a new school year is just around the corner! As families enjoy the final weeks by the beach and days by the pool, we at The Deron School are eagerly anticipating another fruitful academic year with our young learners. There are many ways to prepare you and your child for a […]

The Importance of Reading with Your Child This Summer

The Deron School prides itself on being proactive about our students’ education year-round. This includes the summertime, a period for which we’ve previously offered ways to keep your child mathematically engaged. Now, we turn our attention to reading, where The Deron School’s reading specialist Mary Hynes dives into some tips to keep your child curious […]

What Makes Deron Different

What makes Deron different? In our ongoing series about What Makes The Deron School different, (as well as special), we are focusing on the Transition and Bridge Program in this newsletter. To help us with that background, we spoke with Patty Schmid, Transition Coordinator at Deron. Patty has been at Deron since 1994, starting as the plant and science […]

ASD Blogs to Follow

Parents Unite: Blogs on Autism to Read and Follow  April is National Autism Awareness Month, a chance to reflect on and honor inclusion and accomplishments within the autism community. While this is a month of celebration, it may also remind parents of the loneliness that sometimes accompanies raising a child with autism. A parent’s job […]

Developing Language and Shaping Behavior

Why do students with ASD thrive at Deron? We take a holistic approach in identifying each student’s unique abilities. This individualized approach shapes what strategies, instructional methods and techniques will be used when developing their program. We do not differentiate classes by disability because we understand that every student, even those with the exact same […]

Coveted Spots Now Open at The Deron School & Great News

The Deron School has two pieces of great news to share. The first great piece of news is that there are open slots at The Deron School for students ages 3-21 and the second is that we are announcing a terrific continuum of education between our two campuses, with the addition of a pre-school program […]

What Makes Red Rabbit Exceptional? Five Facts About This Leading Food Group

As you know, on February 4 The Deron School had the immense privilege of switching our meal service to Red Rabbit, the preeminent nutrition company that now serves 200 centers, daycares, and schools. This has been an exciting partnership, one that we believe supports our mission, commitment to excellence, and will create long-lasting and healthy […]

New Study Documents Importance in Discovering Language Difficulties Earlier On

In a new study on Spectrum News, Diane Putnick — a psychologist at the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development — discovered and stressed how language is most pliable during infancy. “The ability to use language effectively is associated with better social and emotional adjustment, school performance, and job prospects,” Putnick noted. […]

Determining Children’s Special Education: What Steps Parents Should Take

Determining whether your child requires special education programming can be daunting — but the most important thing to keep in mind is that feelings of confusion or ambiguity are positively normal. Many parents feel under-equipped to take on the extra task of raising a child who requires special education, but there’s an upside. Educational development […]