Calais School, located in Whippany, N.J., is a private nonprofit, nonsectarian school for students with special needs. The school s staff is certified by the state of New Jersey, and offers various academic programs, which help in developing social skills and behavioral strategies. It provides a certified reading specialist for students requiring additional remedial assistance in reading. The specialist employs various strategies and materials designed to provide a continuing diagnostic evaluation of each student's progress. The students also use computer-assisted programs to reinforce basic reading concepts. Calais School also offers keyboard skills, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and Internet exploration programs.