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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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Blog, School Refusal, teen anxiety, therapeutic education

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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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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5 Reasons A Therapeutic School May Be Right for Your Child

Sage Day’s Team-Approach contributes to the growth and development of students in New Jersey dealing with emotional issues. The school is proud to offer a solution to kids and teens that have struggled in traditional schools–the slogan “Here we will do what others say you cannot” greets students as they walk through the front doors. […]

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The Benefits of a Therapeutic School

Despite the best efforts of teachers, school officials, and other educators, a regular school environment isn’t the right place for some students to develop. Whether because of learning disorders, emotional troubles, or other mental health issues, some students need a specialized environment that attends to their specific emotional and learning needs. These therapeutic schools provide […]