Meet Bobby Big
Horn, Bobby is the spokesperson for the Big Horn Basin Children's
cooperative educational / residential center providing services
for school districts and the Department of Family Services across
School aged children
sustaining educational problems which preclude education in their
home district can be referred for placement at the Big Horn Basin
(BHBCC) Currently the center serves
the developmentally delayed, medically fragile, traumatic brain
injured, emotionally disturbed and behavior disordered populations.
In addition to providing educational and therapeutic services, offers case management and
transitional programs for students with disabilities.
Self Contained Class Room
The school operates three self contained
classrooms, two of which serve students with emotional /
behavioral problems. The
third classroom is designed for students with multiple disabilities. The class room teacher creates an environment
condusive to the development of sensory awareness, communications,
pre-language and pre academic skills, fine motor skills, self
help skills and socialization
The objective of the Pre vocational
programs is to teach the children basic work-related skills.
The skills taught are attention to task, independently coming
to class on time, beginning a project, working with others, following
directions, asking for help when needed, completing a task, resolving
daily problems and maintaining a clean work area.
The vocational program at Big Horn Basin
Children's Center helps train
students to enter the world of work at their fullest potential.
Students are offered vocational assessment and classes in consumer
and career education, family life skills and job training.
Students in the functional academics
program range in age from six to twenty-one. The purpose of this
program is to increase a students level in the areas of abstract
reasoning, following directions, building vocabulary and reading
comprehension. Additional training is done in the areas of math
calculation, reasoning, time, money and writing to accompany
development of day to day living skills. Each of the students
are allowed to work at their own rate until mastery of the skills
occupational therapist works primarily with those students who
have sensory processing problems or physical handicaps such as
The physical therapy department provides direct therapy
along with evaluation and consultative services. The therapists
works to improve gross motor function, mobility and independence
with adaptive equipment
Speech / Language
The speech / language pathologists provides
evaluation and remedial services for qualifying students. Remedial
strategies include direct therapy for the facilitation of functional
communication skills, such as, alternative and augmentative communication,
language, and oral motor remediation.
The Big Horn Basin Children's Center
provides a variety of avenues
to facilitate communication between the home and school. The
home school coordinator works with the families to insure a continual
flow of information between all environments.
Email: NW BOCES@wyodino.org.
The residential program provides a natural
environment in which the students
personal needs are met. It
consists of three cottages which are wheel chair
The cottages are staffed 365 days a year, 24 hours a day with
parents, aides and medical personnel as needed.