The Homebound Service program is a model where Oak Hill School provides homebound or hospital instruction when a child’s planning and placement team (PPT) recommends it and the child is unable to attend school. The services encompass a 12-month educational program for students placed in homebound placement as identified in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) including behavioral, clinical, and therapeutic supports. This program focuses on unique strategies to enable each student to achieve the maximum possible independence in learning, living, and participating in the community. Oak Hill School Educational Model incorporates academic instruction, communication, life skills, vocational, and community skills based on IEPs with the goal for students to demonstrate growth and development of learned skills and to generalize these skills to other less restrictive settings in their lives and communities.

Each student receives a highly specialized program emphasizing skill development in the areas of: functional academics, daily living skills, fine and gross motor development, communication, social skills, and self-advocacy, community participation.

Secondary school students also develop functional academic transition skills, including employment, post-secondary education and training, independent living, and self-help skills within community-based jobs and instruction.  Instructional methodology is centered on best practice and instruction based on the Common Core State Standards through functional meaningful activities, ensuring generalization of skills and movement towards independent learning.

A trans-disciplinary approach is used to design a program that is individualized to each student’s needs and geared to teach new skills. Therapies are provided in the following areas specific to a student’s learning needs: Occupational, Physical, Speech and Language and Behavioral Specialists, including a BCBA, serve to ensure direct and integrated services based on a student’s individual learning needs.  Special Education Teachers, Therapists, Nurses, and Assistive Technology specialists work collaboratively to design instruction using state of the art Assistive Technology to improve the teaching and learning process. A trans-disciplinary team monitors progress using evidence based data to assess student learning and to target necessary instructional adjustments for learning.

The Oak Hill School Trans-disciplinary team will develop individualized support systems for each child and their transition into the less restrictive environment if appropriate.

Program Objectives:

  1. Meet each child’s educational needs based on their IEP
  2. Provide specialized instruction paired with assistive technology to support young adult learning and generalization to community settings.
  3. Teach each child to self-monitor their own learning and behavior to maximize progress, and apply and transfer learned skills to all life settings.
  4. Work towards each child’s transition into a less restrictive educational placement.

Program Eligibility and Referral Process:

  • The program is intended for students ages 3-21 who are placed in homebound placement.
  • Oak Hill School accepts referrals from school districts throughout Connecticut. The administrative team will review the packet and when applicable meet the student to determine the appropriateness of the placement.