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Children's Services

Alternative School Program

The Alternative School program offers a specialized curriculum, designed to meet the needs of students who are between the ages of 5 and 21 with a dual diagnosis of a developmental disability and psychiatric/behavioral disorder.

Every student has an Individualized Education Plan tailored to his or her specific needs. We focus instruction on functional academics in accordance with Colorado's education standards and teach skills that contribute to each student's ability to function in real-life situations at home, school, work and in the community. Based on their unique needs, students receive occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, music education, computer classes and adaptive physical education.

Equally strong components of the Alternative School's curriculum are education and mental health services. Students receive Affective Education and have individualized positive behavior intervention programs. Laradon's mental health staff is skilled in the treatment of a variety of childhood behavioral and emotional disorders including autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders and affective disorders.

Laradon's Alternative School is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education as an Eligible Facility School. The Colorado Department of Human Services licenses Laradon's Alternative School as a Day Treatment program.

 

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