The goal of The Tuttle School is for every student to realize his or her highest potential to navigate through life as independently as possible.

Materials & Assessments

Monthly lessons and materials address critical skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Tuttle staff continuously seek out, review and educate themselves on new evidence-based materials that best meet our students’ needs. Along with Unique Learning Systems (ULS), Tuttle uses a variety of supplemental materials and assessments listed below:

  • Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills: A curriculum guide and skills tracking system for children with language delays
  • Brigance Inventory: Comprehensive assessment and screening tool that meets state standards and supports individualized instructional planning for Early Development, Basic Academic Skills, Transition Skills
  • Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH): Structured teaching environment including the elements of physical, visual structures, schedules, and independent work systems. The TEACCH program implementation in Tuttle School is consistent, from the youngest to the oldest, across all classrooms and specialty classes

Reading/Language Arts

  • Explode the Code
  • Hand Writing Without Tears (HWOT)
  • News-2-You
  • Primary Phonics
  • Spelling Series

Science/Social Studies and Skills

  • Carol Gray Social Stories
  • News-2-You
  • Science Spin
  • Scholastic News
  • Social Thinking- Zones of Regulation


  • Manipulatives
  • News-2-You
  • Touch Math

Web-Based Learning Resources

  • Boardmaker Online
  • Google classroom
  • Gynzy
  • iPads
  • Laptops
  • Proloquo2Go
  • Raz-kids
  • Reading A-Z
  • Smart Boards
  • Vizzle
Life Zones

Tuttle School Life Zones class focuses on four Zones in the class. We focus on teaching functional living skills as well as social pragmatic communication. Core skills taught in this class include the following: Social and Communication, Hygiene and Grooming, Housekeeping, Healthy food & Nutrition. Each Class rotates daily through Life Zones for 25-45 minutes.

The goal for the class is to move students toward independence in these skills. The class includes a variety of lessons on the skills as well as hands-on training by cooking, cleaning and interacting with one another. Through repetition of the skills, prompts are faded over time to help the students become more independent.

Life Zones Learning

Hygiene and Grooming: Brushing hair, brushing teeth, cleaning hands and nails, awareness of good hygiene, and knowing how to keep oneself clean.

Housekeeping:  Sweeping, mopping, washing dishes, laundry, reading clothing labels, vacuuming, dusting, washing windows and mirrors, wiping tables and counters, making the bed, folding and cleaning household appliances.

Social and Communication

In order to help generalize language skills in the natural setting, communication has been incorporated into the Life Zones class and curriculum. Students receive direct lessons on pragmatic language and communication; however, it is also being incorporated into their day-to-day tasks within the classroom setting. Students learn basic skills of food preparation, personal health, and general housekeeping. Additionally, the Life Zones class teaches students to practice taking turns, manage emotions, and interact appropriately with peers and teachers.

Visit & Learn More!

The best way to learn about Tuttle and get all of your questions answered is to schedule a tour and speak with one of our admissions members.