Talk Institute & School

  • The TALK Institute and School is the nation's most progressive center for the education of children with autism and language disorders outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As teachers, therapists and researchers we are at the forefront of a new, more accurate and person-centered understanding of autism -- one that presents autism as a sensory-based movement disorder profoundly affecting language, social interaction and praxis.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSpeech and Language
Year Founded11

Student Body

Total Students19 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size6 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorMollie Miller, M.S. Ed

School Notes

  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Operates 11 Months out of the Year, September - July
  • Our Staff:
    • Each class consists of a full-time:
    • Speech-language pathologist
    • Occupational therapist
    • Special education teacher
    • Teaching assistant
  • Small class sizes to maximize the gains in all areas of language and academics
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