Elementary Therapeutic Day School

The Elementary Therapeutic Day School provides a highly structured environment for students whose emotional, behavioral, health, or learning challenges have impacted their abilities to be successful in traditional classroom groupings. Many students in this program are at or above grade-level academically but require smaller classroom sizes, more frequent breaks, structured reinforcement plans to regulate their behavior and form effective adult and peer relationships. Principles and strategies from responsive classroom, social thinking, and positive behavior intervention and supports are used by teachers, paraprofessionals, clinicians, speech and occupational therapists to assist students in being successful. As students are successful in this program, they may transition to Shore classrooms in public school settings and/or directly back to their home district, public school classrooms.

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Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Art Therapy, Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Parents communicate regularly with teachers and clinicians about their children. School-wide functions that include families are planned throughout the school year, including the summer session.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Emotional, Health, Specific Learning
Other Population Served: 
Autism, Development Delay
Type of Program: 
Public Day
Ages Served: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Grades Served: 
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Contact Person(s): 
Cathy MacNeil
Educational Coordinator
Shore Educational Collaborative Owen School
100 Revere Beach Parkway
02150 Chelsea , MA
United States
Massachusetts US