Our clinical team takes a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach to working with students across the student’s day – not limiting interventions to standard academic hours. This makes the program at Shrub Oak International School unique. It allows for continued respectful support of academic, social, and clinical goals across the campus and the community, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If a student is going on an internship in the community, for instance, a speech and language pathologist and an occupational therapist may go along to support goals for the student and take the intervention into the larger ecological context. Or a student may have physical therapy and mental health goals, so a physical therapist and psychologist may be present while the student works on an organic farm.
Our philosophy is that every minute of the 24-hour program is an opportunity to support a student’s continued growth. Broad involvement with diverse activities on our 127-acre campus and in the surrounding community are all opportunities for individual growth. Each day becomes a step toward independence.
The department includes:
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech and Language Pathologists
- Doctoral Level Clinical and School Psychologists
- Social Workers
- Physical Therapists
- Licensed Music Therapists (Nordoff-Robbins Trained)