Typical Reasons for Referral:

  • Non-compliant, defiant, and oppositional behaviors
  • Problematic learning styles
  • Actions significantly interrupting the learning experiences of other students
  • Anxiety interfering with school attendance, educational achievement, and social interactions
  • Transitioning from residential settings back into home and community settings
  • Social difficulties including pervasive pragmatic deficits, isolation, alienation
  • Bullying (both aggressor and targets)
  • Facilitating positive collaboration between families and school systems
  • Identity and self-esteem issues
  • Disruptions of mood including suicidal thoughts, actions and self injurious behaviors
  • Global deficits affecting all spheres of experience requiring very high levels of external structure and support
  • Confusion and struggles with reality/fantasy discrimination
  • Inappropriate expressions of anger, including swearing, destruction of property, and aggression

Sample Diagnostic Profiles Served

Mood Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Dysthymia

 Emotional/Affective Issues

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder

 Disruptive Issues

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Asperger’s Syndrome

Global/Pervasive Developmental Issues

  • Genetic and Chromosomal Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Fetal Alcohol Disorders

Medical Issues

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sensory Disorders

Learning and Communication Issues

  • Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders

 Reality Testing/Thought Issues

  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Thought Disorders