The Bridge School

Education

The Education Program forms the heart of The Bridge School as it partners with families to provide a curriculum that:

  • Develops educational, social, recreational and life skills
  • Supports students as they work towards developing communication competence
  • Explores academic and social participation in a supportive setting
  • Documents effective instructional and communication intervention strategies
  • Integrates the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology

The Bridge School Model

The Bridge School Curriculum and Course of Study logoThe Bridge School provides high quality academic and social experiences that encompass a broad range of knowledge, skills and abilities across all subject areas with concurrent emphasis on supporting students’ use of assistive technologies, development of communicative competence with augmentative and alternative communication (

Communicative Competence imagesChơi trò chơi icaAt The Bridge School, we believe that communication is a process of making meaning through shared engagement and interaction. We all have the desire to create meaningful connections with others, to learn and to share new knowledge, to talk and engage authentically with the important people in our lives.

Communicative Competence is “the ability to communicate functionally in the natural environment and to adequately meet daily communication needs” (Light, 1989). In order to develop communicative competence, our students with complex communication needs (

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Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is a major cause of low vision in children in the developed and developing world due to increasing survival in pediatric and neonatal care (Phillip & Dutton, 2014).  Chơi trò chơi icaCVI is also the most prevalent visual impairment for students at The Bridge School. Our students with CVI and Severe Speech and Physical Impairment (

News

11/18/2020 —  CVI and Its Impact on AAC: Issues and Considerations – A Panel Discussion – Archive available

Live Webinar Date: October 30, 2020 Our Oct 30th webinar on CVI and Its Impact on AAC:  Issues and Considerations – A Panel Discussion was a success! If you missed the live webinar, don’t worry! We have a recorded archived version available on our website and it is free to view.  You must register on our site to … – Continue reading

10/15/2020 —  COVID-19 Updates and Information

We are working closely with the Hillsborough City School District and San Mateo County Health Department and the County Office of Education in terms of monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are keeping abreast with the situation and as new information is received, will be posted here. Hillsborough City School District – http://www.hcsdk8.org/ San Mateo County Office of … – Continue reading

5/20/2020 —  Distance Learning at The Bridge School

As Distance Learning continues, The Bridge School is dedicated to meeting the changes and challenges as they occur. The Bridge School will continue supporting educators, service providers, students and their families toward a goal of creating a place and means for educating students in their homes with their families, outside of a regular school environment, … – Continue reading

5/8/2020 —  CVI Archived Webinar

Our May 6th webinar with Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy was a success! If you missed the live webinar, don’t worry! We have a recorded archived version available online. You can watch at any time and it is still free to view. You must register on our site to access archived webinars. CVI webinar schedule:  http://cvi.bridgeschool.org/webinars/ Questions: questions@bridgeschool.org.

4/21/2020 —  CVI Webinar Series

Mark your calendars!  Save the date! May 6, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time1:00 PM Eastern Time The Bridge School is excited to invite you to join our first webinar on CVI and its impact on children with severe physical impairments who rely on augmentative and alternative communication.  This webinar will feature Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy, an … – Continue reading