Listing Type : MANSEF Schools
County : Montgomery County
Phone : 301-761-2732
Fax : 301-984-3866
Referral Contact : Diane King-Shaw, Clinical Director, 301-761-2729
Disabilities Served : 06 - Emotional Disability, 10 - Multiple Disabilities, 15 - Developmental Delay
Length of School/Program Year : 11 month
MSDE Approval Category : Type I Special Education
Capacity of Facility : 70
Ages Served : 5-12
Grade Range : Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Private Pay Students Accepted : Yes
Setting : Day
Before and/or After School Program : No
Nurse on-site (full or part time) : Yes
Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
Hours of Operation for School Day : 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (M, T, Th, F) 9:00am-1:00pm (W)
Program Description : The Lourie Center School is an early intervention program that provides specialized education and therapeutic services for elementary age children who are challenged by emotional, social and behavioral difficulties interfering with their capacity to learn and to develop healthy relationships with adults and peers. These challenges can include attachment/separation problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and mood disorders, disruptive behavior, and atypical development. The school’s mission is to foster the development of emotionally healthy children who can participate in school, be successful in learning, and form satisfying relationships with adults and peers. The critical elements of the school’s approach include providing a therapeutic milieu, trauma informed interventions, a strong academic curriculum, individualized instruction, and an integrated service delivery model. The therapeutic approach is relationship-based, since all early development takes place within the context of children’s primary relationships. The treatment team works with each student on developing self-regulation skills, increasing cognitive and communication skills, and enhancing emotional connectedness, social relationships, and a strong sense of self. The school operates five days per week for a total of 28 hours per week. The class size is up to 9 children with a 1 to 3 staff to student ratio. The school is approved through MSDE to serve children ages 5 through 12 years old and from Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Related Services : Psychotherapy, consult psychiatry, parent counseling, speech and language therapy*, occupational therapy*, *physical therapy. *If warranted on student’s IEP.