Program Description

  • What is Royal Palm School?

    • Most restrictive non-residential educational facility.
    • Serves students with the most severe disabilities and medical needs ages 3-22 years.
    • Severe disabilities include physical, cognitive and social deficits.
    • Provides multitude of services onsite to students with multiple needs.
    • The entire physical environment has been designed and structured around the unique needs of our students.

    Primary Exceptionalities at Royal Palm School Include:

    • Intellectually Disabled (IND)
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
    • Dual Diagnosis (DD)
    • Orthopedically Impaired (PI)
    • PK Special Needs 

    Related Services

    • Speech/Language Therapy
    • Vision
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    • Orientation and Mobility
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy

    Service Providers:

    • Teachers with ESE certification.
    • Full time Speech and Language Pathologists
    • Physical Therapist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Behavior Resource Teacher
    • Behavior Intervention Associate
    • Nurse and Medication Nurses
    • Transition Specialist
    • Community Language Facilitators (Spanish/Creole)
    • Support Staff

    Population Served

    • Students with significant/severe physical, emotional, cognitive, communication and social deficits.
    • Majority of the students are non-verbal, and use low tech communication devices.
    • Students with intense medical needs such as G-tube feeding and trach/suctioning.

    Royal Palm School Should Be Considered:

    • When all strategies and modifications related to the targeted problem have been implemented and are unsuccessful as supported by documentation.
    • When a student enters Palm Beach County from another State/County Special School.

    Points to Consider Prior to Placement

    • The moment a student is considered for Royal Palm School, the Area ESE Team Leader and the Area Resource Teacher (ART) for South Region is to be contacted.
    • A representative from Royal Palm School must be included in the meetings.

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