Therapeutic Programs

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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.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services

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). Clinical social workers provide our specialized counseling services as needed for social and emotional development.

Services include:

  • Anger Management
  • Peer Mediation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Intervention
Speech & Language Pathology

Speech and Language Pathology

Our Speech Pathologist 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.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

YIT has a highly experienced Registered Occupational Therapist on staff with a focus of working with adolescents and young 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.

Common problems treated by the occupational therapist include:

  • Decreased range of motion – limits in moving the head, neck, body, or limbs
  • Decreased strength – difficulty performing age appropriate weight bearing movements (e.g., bear walk, wheelbarrow walk) and holding body positions against gravity (e.g., superman)
  • Fine motor delays – difficulty with handwriting and cutting skills, using a pincer grasp to pick up small items, and buttoning a button on a shirt
  • Self-care delays – difficulty performing dressing, grooming, tooth brushing, and feeding skills
  • Bilateral coordination delays – difficulty using both hands together to perform a task (e.g., tying shoes, throwing/catching a ball)
  • Visual perceptual disorders – difficulty organizing visual information from the environment in order to perform a task (e.g. putting a puzzle together)
  • Sensory processing disorders – difficulty responding appropriately to different sensory experiences (i.e., touch)
Nursing Services

Nursing Services

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.

 For more information, please contact us: 410.944.9994