All Kinds of News for January 10, 2018
Seven Stars, a premier assessment and residential treatment center for teens ages 13-17 who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and nonverbal learning disorder, has made exciting additions to their academic model in the past couple of months.
During the last few months, Seven Stars has shifted to an academic model which allows students the opportunity to earn more academic credits. The way this has been done is to shift the weekly schedule so that it approximates a more traditional daily school schedule with students participating in academics five days per week. This allows students to have more time in classroom academics and to earn more credit toward graduation.
“We are excited to offer a fully tailored curriculum that is based on each student's needs and academic progress,” comments Dr. Gordon Day, Executive Clinical Director and Founder of Seven Stars. “And if our academic program is working well for students and families, they have the option to continue the academic program and keep working toward graduation once leaving Seven Stars.”
Seven Stars is working with an accredited private school, Dorius Academy, which specializes in providing academic materials and support to students in therapeutic settings.
In addition, two evenings a week, Seven Stars students take part in community activities that encourage life-skills building and the development of coping skills such as service projects within the community and taking part in activities at a local recreation center.
On the weekends, students continue to have dynamic and challenging outdoor adventure and recreational therapy activities off campus such as skiing, mountain climbing, and hiking.
About Seven Stars
Seven Stars is a premier therapeutic program for teens ages 13-17 struggling with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Learning Disorders (verbal or nonverbal). Seven Stars’ treatment model takes a revolutionary shift from normal therapy methods. By combining acute care stabilization, with residential treatment and academics, true multidisciplinary assessment and treatment, outdoor experiential therapy and positive psychology, Seven Stars therapeutic program understands, assesses and builds the confidence and skills of students struggling with neurodevelopmental disorders.