Boston Higashi School800 North Main St. Randolph, MA 02368
ADMISSIONS: Admissions office, 781-961-0800, ext. 104
AGES/GRADES: Ages 3-22 in a 365-or 304-day Residential Program or a 217-day Day Program, with vacation programming for vacation periods.
THERAPEUTIC SERVICES: Clinical psychologist and clinicians; speech and language pathologists; occupational therapists; consulting physical therapist, pediatrician and neurologists.
THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION: Philosophy is based upon the acclaimed tenets of Daily Life Therapy® developed by the late Dr. Kiyo Kitahara of Tokyo, Japan. Major tenets include the use of vigorous physical exercise to promote brain growth and learning and to release endorphins which are natural inhibitors of anxiety; the establishment of emotional stability through building trusting relationships for security and support; and stimulation of the intellect by providing instruction in the areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and computer technology. Clinical services are delivered full-time on a consultative collaboration model. Similarly, language and communication is taught and implemented via a total communication approach. Group social education promotes the development of the individuality and character of each student within the group, helping each student become self-reliant as well as a self-advocate.
POPULATION SERVED: Autism spectrum and related disorders.
766 APPROVED: Yes