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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 […]

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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”, […]

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How Sage Thrive Therapeutic Services Can Help Your School

Sage Day has 20 years of dedicated experience in operating private therapeutic schools in NJ for young adolescents. Sage Thrive takes that same therapeutic model as practiced in our four schools and bring them on-site to your public or charter school. On average, one Sage Certified Clinician™ will work with 12-15 students and of the […]

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Helping Your Child Cope with Divorce

It’s no secret that many married couples get divorced while their children are still young. Parents may decide to get divorced for a variety of reasons, but ultimately the decision is made with the well-being of the entire family in mind. While parents are coping with divorce themselves, it can be hard to grasp just […]