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Switzer’s clinical services team provides each student with supportive counseling, speech and language therapy, behavior support and other related services as approved by their Individual Educational Plan (IEP) team. Our clinical staff members are specialists in their individual fields, which include: a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed behavioral therapists and a licensed speech and language pathologist. All staff members are trained in Crisis Prevention and ABA-based intervention techniques.

Clinical Support Services

Behavior Support

An interdisciplinary team approach is utilized by our behavior interventionists to maintain a protective and nurturing environment that is conducive to learning and personal growth.

Counseling

Each student receives at least 30 minutes of psychological counseling twice weekly by one of our psychologists or licensed therapists. Counseling staff are also available to students during a crisis, communicate with families and social workers, advocate for student's mental and emotional health, and help solve problems as they arise.

Functional Living and 1:1 Paraprofessional Aides

Paraprofessional aides that are assigned to students on a one-to-one basis to help them focus while learning. Functional living aides also assist students who experience challenges with toileting, eating, or other daily functions of living.

Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS)

When IEP teams determine ERMHS are needed, additional individual therapy, group therapy, parent counseling, third party consultations, behavioral assessments, and case management services are available. We utilize our community partnerships and professional connections to ensure the wellbeing of all students we serve.

Assessments

All Switzer students receive an annual neuro-psychoeducational assessment to support their Individual Educational Plan and continued development in their school program. Tests administered evaluate the child’s academic achievement, specific learning disabilities, attention/focus, and speech and language abilities.

Art Therapy

Certified Art Therapists use various techniques to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, increase awareness and self-esteem, improve interpersonal skills, and reduce stress while enjoying the process of making art.

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