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Why Would a Therapeutic School Be Right for My Child?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, at least one in five school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition with the top two conditions being anxiety and depression. Attending a public school could be difficult for your child if they struggle with social relationships and expressing emotions. If you are considering therapeutic […]

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Tips for Teachers to Help Children with ADHD Succeed in the Classroom

As a teacher, it may be a struggle to help students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reach their full potential. Symptoms of impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention can be a distraction for other students and take away from class instruction. However, there are ways for teachers to help students with ADHD stay on task. If you […]

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Six Signs That A Student Needs A Therapeutic School Placement

Six Signs That A Student Needs A Therapeutic School Placement By Christopher Leonard, MSW, LCSW, M.Ed. As an authentic therapeutic school, Sage Day employs an intensive therapeutic approach, combining individual, group and family therapy with a specialized and differentiated academic program delivered by dual-certified teachers in order to meet the needs of students manifesting signs […]

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Strategies for Teachers Dealing with Anxiety in the Classroom

Anxiety is defined as a feeling or worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Anxiety is something we all experience, but some people, including adolescents and children, may have higher levels than others. Anxiety isn’t always obvious or easily detectable, but if you know what to look […]

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What makes a therapeutic school “therapeutic?”

By Sage Day Director of Operations, Christopher Leonard, MSW, LCSW, M.Ed. Six components of an appropriate therapeutic school placement: 1. Academic Range and Depth An appropriate therapeutic school placement is, first and foremost, a school. It provides a solid variety of learning experiences within a differentiated learning environment that can meet the needs of students […]

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Home Instruction Is Not the Answer for Students with Mental Health Issues

Home instruction can do more harm than good when it comes to students struggling with mental health issues. It may hide or reinforce the issues, fail to meet the needs of the student, and can actually be the most restrictive environment for the student. Home Instruction is Not the Answer For: School refusal or avoidance […]

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Tips for an Effective IEP Meeting

Individualized Education Program meetings can be uncomfortable, especially the first one, for both the parents and the educational professionals involved. However, this uncomfortable feeling can be avoided by following the best practices for optimizing these meetings. The following tips can help both parents and educational professionals be better prepared for these meetings and reach their […]