Therapeutic High School

The Therapeutic High School program (THS) serves students in grades 9-12 who cannot be educated in a public school setting due to significant difficulties that may include behavioral dis-regulation, neurological and/or emotional impairment, learning difficulties and/or social challenges. A high staff-to-student ratio provides a safe, structured, predictable environment. The curriculum focuses on project-based, differentiated learning that incorporates those skills necessary to successfully function independently in life. Positive behavioral supports are used with a focus on self-reflection and goal setting to help students develop self-esteem and to develop coping skills that can be carried over into real life situations.

THS staff participate in ongoing weekly clinical consultation with a child psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and child psychiatrist in order to develop individualized positive intervention plans for each student. Outcomes include transition to a less restrictive environment, improved use of coping skills, self-confidence, participation in community based activities, diploma or Certificate of Attendance. Students attending THS may receive a variety of related services as specified in their IEP. Students also have access to an onsite School Adjustment Counselor, school nurse and many transition services.

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Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Many support programs are provided including Home Based support Services, Friday Morning Clinical, individual clinical support meetings, consultation from a multidisciplinary team of providers Several Parent Nights throughout the school year provide information and support.

Additional Program Information: On site school adjustment counseling is provided. Some students participate in vocational learning at the MTTI Program in E. Providence as recommended by their IEP teams. Students may participate in work experiences and/or internships.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Emotional, Specific Learning
Other Population Served: 
Autism, Communication, Health, Neurological
Type of Program: 
Public Day
Ages Served: 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Grades Served: 
9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Roberta Wuilleumier
Program Director
Finberg Public Day School
1125 S. Main Street
02703 Attleboro , MA
United States
Massachusetts US