Our therapeutic staff provides services to students in a variety of therapeutic settings including the educational and vocational classrooms, small groups, and individual sessions. We use the latest techniques and technologies to provide state of the art treatment and evaluation techniques to assist our students in maximizing their educational goals.
The NCIA Youth in Transition School provides psychological services for students who need intensive support and assistance. Our professional staff works directly with the student to implement the goals and objectives of each student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). A licensed Counseling and clinical social workers provide our specialized counseling services.
Services include anger management, violence prevention, art therapy, and peer mediation and conflict resolution.
The NCIA Youth in Transition School employs licensed social workers and a certified professional counselor to provide individual, group therapy, behavior management, counseling, and crisis management intervention. NCIA also employs a licensed psychiatrist whose services can be accessed by the school. This psychiatrist is located at the NCIA Augustus Institute for Mental Health, 1/4 mile from the school and is on an on-call status.
YIT has a highly experienced Registered Occupational Therapist on staff with a focus of working with children and adults with a variety of disabilities. She is certified in Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome technique and proficient in American Sign Language. An occupational therapist (OTR) is a highly trained professional who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty participating in meaningful activities (“occupations”) relevant to their daily lives. Occupation can mean self-care and regulation, play and leisure activities, as well as work or educational pursuits.
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The Creative Arts program provides our students with an opportunity to be creative and expressive. This program helps students to express their feelings and creative talents through a variety of media, including paint, clay, video, and music. Future plans for the program include the addition of drama and photography to our offerings. All students are welcome to participate in the Creative Arts program and student work is often displayed around the school in various classrooms and offices.
Students at YIT can participate in The Listening Program, an innovative, music-based therapy program. TLP’s clinically-proven approach gently trains the auditory system to accurately process sound.
Our therapists utilize another type of listening therapy, called Rhythmic Entertainment Intervention, to assist our students in achieving a state of calm or focus during therapy and in the classrooms. Click here to visit the Rhythmic Entertainment Intervention website.
All students’ medical records and profiles are housed in the nursing service office. Student’s physical assessments are completed by a Registered Nurse. The nurse has no direct jurisdiction over provision of comprehensive medical services. The school’s nurse reviews the student’s medical records and schedules all required screenings and evaluations during the student’s enrollment. The nurse also provides for any required medications and first-aid services. The nurse is an important member of the school’s intake and review team.
Speech and Language Pathology
Our therapeutic in-school staff provides speech and language services to students in a variety of therapeutic settings including the educational and vocational classrooms, small groups, and individual sessions. We use the latest techniques and technologies to provide state of the art treatment and evaluation techniques to assist our students in maximizing their educational goals.
YIT utilizes Interactive Metronome® (IM), a computer-based technology to enhance motor planning, sequencing and timing which can improve learning and a variety of types of performance that depend on the ability to plan and sequence actions and ideas.
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