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Seven Stars, a residential treatment and assessment program for teens with neurodevelopmental disorders, encourages students to have fun and explore their creativity throughout the school week.
On a weekly basis, students engage in enjoyable activities that build upon their creativity. For example, in July, students celebrated Shark Week. At the beginning of Shark week, they watched educational videos about sharks, drew sharks on the whiteboard, and ate Jello shark treats. At the end of the week, students went on a field trip to the local aquarium where they saw a shark in real life.
“Students were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the aquarium,” comments Sara Hair, Academic Lead at Seven Stars. “They learned how to make shark chum and accompanied the aquarium staff during feeding time. Students were also able to pet stingrays and learn about many other aquatic species during this trip. I think these sorts of trips are very meaningful to students. They get to have a ton of fun while having an educational experience.”
In addition to occasional field trips off campus during the school week, students take part in a variety of art projects such as self portraits and bubble art. Each day, they attend physical education classes which often include fun team building exercises.
“We break up each school day with enjoyable activities for students to do,” says Hair. “School work is completely individualized and self paced. If students are feeling overwhelmed, these fun activities can help them refocus and lift their mood.”
About Seven Stars
Seven Stars is a leading assessment program and residential treatment center for teens ages 13-17 who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. For more information about programming at Seven Stars, please visit http://www.discoversevenstars.com/or call 844-601-1167.