Children who are at risk or struggle with mental/emotional challenges often have difficulty functioning in a school setting. The stress of social and academic demands as well as frequent sensory overload tends to trigger negative behaviors and emotional dysregulation. The Madeline Centre’s Therapeutic Day Treatment Program is designed to provide support, understanding, and clinical interventions to our students, helping them to cope with the daily pressures of school. Each student meets daily with his/her counselor, both individually and in the group setting. Specific issues, i.e., social concerns, emotional challenges, behavioral difficulties, and academic underachievement, as outlined in each Individualized Service Plan, are addressed.
Our staff also work closely with school personnel to minimize classroom disruption and maximize student performance. An integral part of our mission is to improve attendance, reduce tardiness and suspensions, and to improve grade averages.
The Madeline Centre adds a new dimension to traditional TDT by closely collaborating with the parents/caregivers in the development and implementation of treatment services. Through weekly contacts and monthly home visits, our counselors empower the parent/caregiver to become an integral part of their child’s academic success.