• Mental Health Services
    Early Intervention Through High School


    Our Philosophy


    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.
     
    Our Goals

    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.

    Our Services

    • 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 Management Plans
    • 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 Staff

    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."

    National Association of School Psychology