Our therapeutic program is an integral component of the Parkland Preparatory Academy experience. Each student is assigned a program therapist who will help each student reach their social/emotional goals through a variety of approaches. The therapeutic team is staffed with Illinois Licensed Counselors, Social Workers and School Psychologists who have a wide array of experience working with children and adolescents in the home, school, and community settings. Our therapists maintain regular contact with parents/guardians, outside therapeutic consultants, and support services. Our weekly therapeutic program for students encompasses:
Our weekly therapeutic program for students encompasses:
In addition, we offer counseling in a variety of areas relevant to students with special needs:
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Counselors collaborate with teachers in the classroom to address student needs.
- Counselors, school psychologists and classroom teachers collaborate to collect data that can help shape functional behavioral analysis and behavior intervention plans.
- Anger management
- Young Men and Women's groups
- Social and emotional skill building
- Bullying prevention
- Students are encouraged and able to request additional counseling to process difficult situations or times of transition.
- Family counseling, at no additional cost, may be arranged by contacting staff therapists.
- On staff School Psychologists provide assessment services upon request from the public school district. This can aide in further identifying a studentís needs and focus their IEP, Functional Analysis or Behavior Intervention Plan.