The curriculum in SAMS offers students access to the national curriculum, including English Language. The school aligns to ‘The Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading’ ( STELLAR) programme which aims to strengthen children’s language and reading skills as well as promote a positive attitude towards learning in the foundational years. Age-appropriate materials, research-based language teaching strategies are paired with ASD-friendly approaches to engage student in the learning of English. The key strategies used in the lower primary classrooms are the Shared Book Approach (SBA) and Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA).
The English Language curriculum in SAMS also has a strong emphasis on the teaching of oral and communication skills, a key challenge for persons with ASD. It is hoped that all the skills taught in the English Language lessons will collectively help students to be confident and effective communicators as they interact with others while participating and contributing in school and community activities.