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The Mary Shaw Branton Therapeutic Preschool is nationally accredited and state licensed. We provide medical, therapeutic and educational services to children with and without disabilities. The teachers and therapists are specially trained to address a wide variety of medical and physical challenges to ensure the success of all children in gaining skills for age appropriate development and elementary school preparedness. Learning opportunities are provided to  maximize each child’s potential. Integrated therapy services occurring during the school day provides a holistic experience specific to each child’s educational and therapeutic goals. 

Each classroom boasts small student to teacher ratios to ensure appropriate attention is provided to all children participating in programs at the therapeutic preschool. Teams at Ability KC use the Conscious Discipline approach, a social-emotional curriculum to promote developmentally appropriate practices to help with self control in the classroom. The Mary Shaw Branton Therapeutic Preschool provides a nurturing learning environment for the entire family.

In addition, a nurse is available at all times for all children receiving services at Ability KC for a wide range of services.

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of patients were spending time socially with friends one year after program completion.
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of children engaged with same-aged peers during play.
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of parents are satisfied overall with the progress their child has made.
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of students made academic gains in language, literacy, math, science, history, social science, social development, physical development, and self regulation.

Therapeutic Preschool Experience Includes:

  • Advanced Technical Devices In Each Classroom
  • Classroom Assistants
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Integrated Therapies
  • Peer Model Program for Typically Developing Children
  • Play Based Therapies
  • SMART Boards
  • Special Educators

Additional Integrated Services:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
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“Our son’s experience at Ability KC has been very positive for our family. We know he is getting quality care and is being challenged in his therapy sessions. All of the teachers, therapists and staff care for him so much and we are so grateful.” – Parent Testimony 

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