Y.A.L.E. School Medford Campus

Campus Description

Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford campus in central Burlington County off Route 70, serves students 5 to 14 years of age with social learning disabilities such as ASD, high-functioning autism, and ADHD. The program provides a full day of instruction with an extended school year program available. Student-teacher ratios are low, giving our teachers and staff the time and structure needed for individualized instruction. Our Medford campus operates classrooms in two public school buildings in Medford, allowing students the opportunity to interact with typical peers.

Because many students with Asperger’s struggle with writing, reading comprehension, and pragmatics of language, instruction focuses on developing critical thinking and reasoning skills.

To help with reading and writing, each student uses a personal IPAD/Keyboard. Most students at our Medford campus are on grade level—some are gifted—but many have learning disabilities associated with Asperger’s.

Y.A.L.E. School Medford Team Leader:

Fred Gruber, M.Ed. - Assistant Director at Y.A.L.E. School’s Medford campus.

Fred joined the Y.A.L.E. School family of programs in 1985 as a teacher assistant and has been with the school since that time. 

He earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his master’s degree in special education from Antioch University. He served on the adjunct faculty at the College of New Jersey and served on the evaluation team for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

With more than three decades of experience working with students with disabilities in both self-contained and inclusive special education program, Fred is committed to data-driven instruction and intervention.

The Medford campus offers:

  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Small classes limited to nine students
  • Highly-qualified teachers including BCBA and LSW
  • Small group instruction
  • Data-based instruction and intervention
  • Positive behavior support system
  • Opportunities for interaction with typical peers
  • Highly individualized, behaviorally-based motivational system
  • OT service/consultation and reading support
  • Instruction in pragmatic language
  • Direct instruction in social skills using evidence-based strategies
  • Speech therapy, as required by the student’s IEP
  • A curriculum that stresses academics, writing and reading comprehension, critical thinking and reasoning,
    self-management, social competence and community skills
  • Frequent trips and activities in the community
  • Non-competitive physical education (e.g. swimming, karate, yoga) at the school and in the community
  • Community-based instruction
  • Frequent communication between school, home, and the student’s home district
  • An extended school year program

Medford Campus Details
AddressKirby's Mill Elementary School

151 Hartford Rd. Medford, NJ 08055
AddressMedford Memorial Middle School

55 Mill St. Medford, NJ 08055
Phone(609) 678-4020
Fax(609) 654-4524
AdmissionsKaren Huber
(856) 482-5252 ext. 150
EmailEmail this campus
Age range5 to 14
DiagnosesSocial and learning disabilities, ASD, specific learning disabilities, emotional and/or social difficulties, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood, personality, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorders
TypeSchool-within-a-school

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Testimonials about Y.A.L.E. Medford

Mary Lou R.

Parent

The staff has been extremely caring and kind, supportive and informative. They always take the time to explain and answer any questions I may have. I have always been informed on a daily basis of how Shane’s day progressed.

Once the mother of a child who didn’t even want to hear the word school, get on the bus, do the tasks that were asked of him, or do his homework, now I am the mother of a successful student at Y.A.L.E. School.”

Robert P.

Parent

Without the assistance of the Y.A.L.E. School team and the program they have perfected for children with Asperger’s, our son would not be thriving as he is currently. We are very fortunate to have Y.A.L.E. School available to us.”

Pat and Rob D.

Parents

“Our daughter, now age 16, was in public school until the beginning of Grade 7 when she had a very serious episode of OCD/anxiety on top of her existing Asperger’s diagnosis. She spent the remainder of grade 7 getting home schooling from the district and started at Y.A.L.E.’s Medford campus in 8th grade. She was in a very, very fragile state when she began her schooling at Y.A.L.E.. We were extremely concerned about placement for her and looked at many options before selecting the program. From the onset, we felt that all the folks at Y.A.L.E. understood exactly what her needs were and how to help her. Every teacher and assistant she had at Medford was wonderful. She was able to transition into a classroom environment there, only because of the quality support she received.  (more…)

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