The Bridge School

About

An innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of:

  • creative approaches to education and communication
  • augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology
  • extensive involvement of families and community

Explore The Bridge School Model to learn about who we are, what we believe, and ways you can contribute to the ongoing programs and activities that move our students closer to a life without barriers to education, participation and communication.

News

6/8/2021 —  Creating a Path for Systematic Investigation of Children With Cortical Visual Impairment Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

There are significant challenges to face when serving children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)  who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). One of the challenges is to find evidence-based research and intervention to guide practice. Boster, et. al., conducted a review designed to explore the available evidence on the topic and found that out of over 500 articles, … – Continue reading

5/26/2021 —  CVI Webinar #5 & #6 Archives Available

Our CVI Webinars this semester have been a success!  If you missed the live webinars, don’t worry! The recorded archives for CVI Webinar #5 & #6 are now available and free to view.   CVI Webinar #5 – Implementing CVI Strategies Into AAC Instruction – Panel Discussion with:  Gabriela Berlanga, Diego, and Gabriela (Gaby) Mangino, Diego’s Mother CVI Webinar #6 … – Continue reading

3/9/2021 —  Stream the 1st Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert!

The Bridge School in 1986 – a dream, a vision, a call to action and THE FIRST ANNUAL BRIDGE BENEFIT CONCERT. Were you there? It was magic! Hosted by Neil Young and featuring Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Nils Lofgren, Tom Petty, Robin Williams, and Bruce Springsteen this concert was staged to raise money to … – Continue reading

3/3/2021 —  CVI Webinar #4: Implementing CVI Strategies into AAC Instruction – A Case Study Archive available

The star of this webinar is Diego who has complex communication needs and cortical visual impairment. The presenter describes her experiences in learning about CVI and how to implement a program that supports Diego’s use of his vision with particular emphasis on how CVI impacted his access to language and literacy. The presentation illustrates how … – Continue reading

—  Employment Opportunity: Instructional Assistant

The Bridge School is looking for a dynamic, positive and energetic individual to serve as an Instructional Assistant (paraprofessional)  in our school program and become a part of our interdisciplinary teams. We serve children between the ages of 3 – 12 with severe physical and speech impairments. Duties include assisting in instructional activities, providing physical … – Continue reading

2/18/2021 —  Children With Cortical Visual Impairment and Complex Communication Needs: Identifying Gaps Between Needs and Current Practice

Over half of the students at The Bridge School have Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). This impairment impacts EVERY aspect of their lives. Over the years, the staff has reached out for help; however, they often found that little information was available for them or the children’s parents, which prompted us to take a closer look … – Continue reading