Carpe Diem Academy

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Basic Information

Company Slogan: A New Day for Children with Special Needs
Director: Lissa Torres
Address: 705 Pacific Ave Tacoma, Washington; 11025 SW 84th St Unit 8/9 Miami, Florida; 2095 SW 1st ST Miami, Florida; 95360 Overseas Highway Suite 10 Key Largo, Florida
Services For:

State(s) services are provided: Florida and Washington

Phone Number: 3059711230
Office Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Board Certified Behavioral Analysts, Assistants, and Technicians
  • Speech and Language Pathologists and Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists and COTAs
  • Physical Therapists and Assistants
  • ESE Certified Teachers
  • VPK and VPK SIS

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Additional Information

Area of Focus/Practice Interest:

Carpe Diem has been providing comprehensive educational and therapeutic programs for children with physical, cognitive, emotional and social disabilities since 2005.

CDA will be using four main instructional approaches to facilitate learning by providing opportunities for every student learning mode. They are technology, web-based, educational software, therapy, small and large group instruction, outcome-oriented individual instruction, experiential and meaningful therapeutic and educational activities that promote each student's educational objectives.

This concept is team driven to provide every opportunity for the students to be educated within a balanced daily schedule of academic learning, therapeutic support, technology, and social-emotional growth; the part of the school that makes it feels "safe" "familiar" "like home" and a "fun place to hang out". All instructional methods will be developed, implemented and refined utilizing the most current scientific brain research on learning capacity, research-based therapeutic interventions, cognitive therapy and social-emotional.

Client Age Group: PreK-22
Services Provided:
  • ABA Services
  • Speech and Language
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Private One on One Education
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The philosophy and vision of Carpe Diem Academy focuses on the needs of the WHOLE child. It addresses the cognitive, physical, medical, social and emotional needs of the child. Carpe Diem recognizes that children with developmental disabilities can benefit from a comprehensive approach that combines therapeutic interventions, and integrates technology to promote and enhance the learning environment and the child’s independence. Carpe Diem Academy creates the opportunity for each child to have an initial classroom experience in conjunction with an intensive therapeutic and technological environment that contributes to a successful transition into an inclusive school program. The core purposes are to allow for increased parental choice and participation, to incorporate cutting edge technology to impact the performance of children with disabilities and to increase learning opportunities for children who have difficulty achieving academically and social norms.