Who are the instructors and what is their experience level?
All TIM Academy faculty have specialized training and special education classroom experience. Many of us have advanced degrees and/or areas of expertise (i.e., working with younger children, working with parents, etc.)
Is the Academy approved?
The TIM Academy is a professional education provider approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Act 48 credit hours are available.
What methods are taught?
The TIM curriculum focuses on structured teaching (TEACCH methods), applied behavior analysis (ABA), Picture Communication strategies as well as our own time-tested methods.
Where are sessions held?
Workshops are usually held at the TIM Academy site in Berwyn, PA (15 miles west of Philadelphia, five miles west of the Blue Route /1-476). Classes can be held on-site at school districts or in other locations by special request.
What classes are best for general education teachers?
Regular classroom teachers will benefit most from the Structured Teaching for the Included Child, a two-day training emphasizing strategies for high-functioning, included students.
What prerequisites are required?
No previous training is required but some independent hours are recommended for those taking Beyond the Basics, Structured Teaching Level 2 or Changing Challenging Behaviors.
What preparation is needed?
No formal preparation is required except for those taking Changing Challenging Behaviors (a pre-training assignment provided at registration should be completed prior to the class).
Are training aides provided?
Yes, we provide course manuals for all workshops.
Will I receive ACT 48 credits for participation? What paperwork will I need?
Yes, all workshops are certified for ACT 48 credits. You will receive the required paperwork upon completion of the workshop.
What about lunch?
Lunch is provided for Structured Teaching Level 1 only.
How do I get to the TIM Academy?
Driving directions are listed on our site. You may also take the R5 train from Philadelphia to the Daylesford Station. The Academy is a ½ mile walk up Old Lancaster Road.
For help, call (610) 644-2313.