Students in the program will receive individualized instruction at their grade level in these five major academic areas: science, social studies, math, reading, and writing. Instruction will be provided by a licensed special education teacher with support from assistant teachers. They will also participate in annual state-wide standardized testing. The curriculum is chosen from materials that align with Colorado State Content Standards. Students will also participate in art, music, and physical education activities.
Individual Therapy: Individual therapy will be provided by a licensed psychologist or by a closely supervised practicum student or intern during the school day twice per week, or as described in their individualized treatment plan. This therapy will include both cognitive-behavioral approaches and play therapy techniques.
Group Therapy: Group therapy will be provided on a daily basis. This therapy will include a psycho-educational component during which a variety of affective education topics will be covered, including social skills, emotional control, anger management, character education, conflict resolution, future goal-setting and planning, and empathy.
Family Therapy: Family therapy will be provided on a weekly basis as an integral aspect of the program. This therapy will be provided directly by, or under the close supervision of, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Family therapy is based on the belief that the family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication, leading to the development of a unique family personality that is powerful and affects all of its members. The family therapist will help the family to identify conflicts and anxieties while developing strategies to resolve them. The overall purpose is to strengthen all family members so they can work on their problems together.
Converge also offers a half-day program in the afternoon for students receiving educational services at their neighborhood school in the morning. This half-day program includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and participation in our various specials activities (PE, horseback riding, swimming, field trips, etc.)
Additional services will include therapeutic horseback riding, aquatic therapy at a nearby indoor pool, sensory integration therapy, art therapy, and parenting courses.
All services are available to all students without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.