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How to Calm Your and Your Child’s Anxiety During These Uncertain Times

Anxiety levels are high for children and adults during this time of COVID-19. Those who may not have experienced heightened levels of anxiety before are now afraid to leave their homes, go to grocery stores, and do many other daily tasks that were once considered normal and safe. During this time of uncertainty, it’s important […]

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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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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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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 […]

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How the Naples Act Gave Students with Special Needs More Choice

The Naples Act, N.J.S.A. 18A: 46-14, allows special education students to be placed in an accredited, private school that is not specifically approved for the education of disabled students as long as the school meets certain regulatory requirements. What this law refers to is the ability to place the student in the “most appropriate placement”, […]