Helping Hands Private Day School

More Than a School

The Helping Hands Private Day School is the vision of Occupational Therapists and educators who have witnessed many children struggle with the classic educational model. This school provides an educational environment that focuses on teaching in a way that children can process and retain the concepts taught.

For example, the kinesthetic learner is given access to movement-based learning; the hands-on learner is given access to manipulates; and the child who needs structure with compromise is provided with child-driven experiences. Therapy techniques will be incorporated into the general curriculum to increase attention, awareness, and success, to include: Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration Therapy, Speech Therapy, and the Social Thinking Curriculum.

The General Curriculum

The goal of the Basic Educational Program is to help students achieve their Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals, increase their independence, utilize their community, express themselves in a variety of ways, promote their health and well-being, and encourage their peer relationships.

The Basic Educational Program includes all academic subjects following the Stafford County Public School Curriculum and can include:

  • Functional academics

  • Daily living skills

  • Behavior support services

  • Community-based instruction

  • Adaptive physical education

  • Computer/keyboarding skills

  • General studies

Additional Information & Documents

For more information about enrollment,

please contact school principal, Lita Brennan at 540-657-1423.