I’ve been on the road a lot the past several months visiting all sorts and sizes of therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers and therapeutic wilderness programs. Primarily, I’ve focused on ones that (by reputation) have some informed sensitivity to the impact of learning disabilities and developmental differences on therapeutic effectiveness issues.
Concurrent to my long-time involvement in the field of learning disabilities, for the past 18 years I’ve also worked in and/or consulted with behavioral and therapeutic schools and programs. I’m happy to report, as I conclude a week-long tour of several Utah programs, there is finally some real growth in understanding the impact of learning disabilities on mental health.
As promised earlier, I’ll begin posting more and specific information and observations on types of programs useful for parents and kids with learning disabilities who also need psychological, behavioral and social support in a school or intervention program.