The Mental Health Team focuses its efforts on proactive intervention
through the provision of school-based services to deaf and hard of hearing
students and their families.
The Lake Drive Program Mental Health Team seeks to enhance the student's
academic performance and socialization with peers by offering a variety of
school-based preventative programs and services. The student's
communication needs are a primary consideration when designing an
intervention. In an effort to encourage on-going contact with the sending
districts, treating physicians, and treating clinicians, the Mental Health
team provides consultation with regard to student progress.
- Individual Counseling
- Communication Groups to
foster the emotional intelligence of students
- Classroom consultation
- Education and Support
Groups to address the unique needs of parents of children and adolescents
with hearing loss
- Social Skills Groups
to promote productive and positive interactions with others
- Behavior Assessments and
- Services to assist
students, families and staff with managing crisis and loss
- In-School Crisis Intervention
- Facilitate Referrals to
Other Appropriate Agencies
Facts to Consider
The U.S. Attorney General estimates that one in five children
and adolescents will experience a significant mental health problem
during their school years. Nationally, over the past 30 years, schools
have become the largest providers of mental health services to
children. As a result, among children who receive mental health services,
up to 80% will get their care at school.
Our multi-disciplinary team of highly credentialed, experienced staff
tailors services to individual needs in various modes of communication and
with a sensitivity to cultural diversity. Our team includes professionals
from the fields of psychology, social work, interpreting and education
with expertise on the impact of hearing loss.
"Children carry more between
home and school than lunch and a backpack.
Working together, we can
lighten their load."