NeuroRestorative Academy Provides the Tools to Help Children with Self-Injury Behaviors
Our Academies provide a supportive academic environment in which students feel included, proud and comfortable with who they are, preparing them for who they will become. Here, we give individuals the tools to deal positively with trauma, aggression, mistrust, and depression in a supportive, fun, and innovative environment. Whether a child or adolescent presents with autism, emotional disorders, multiple disabilities, language impairments, or other health impairments, we can help.
Over half of the students at our NeuroRestorative Chicagoland Academy demonstrate persistent high frequency/high magnitude behaviors requiring trauma-informed, person-centered care environments. Our goal is to improve academic skills, behavior, and functioning to allow individuals to reintegrate into a home school district and with their families.
What makes our environment unique is how we engage children’s interests in their treatment plans and help with stress, including music therapy, dog therapy, art therapy, volunteering, nature, vocational skill development, and so much more. In addition, our team members are available 24/7 to talk, provide resource support, and engage in counseling sessions. This increased availability helps us work with individuals on improving their safety plans accordingly. Our team includes: Registered Nurses, Special Education Teachers/ Aids, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Cognitive Therapists, Behavioral Analysts and Technicians and Psychiatrists.
“Our trained staff have the experience and communication skills to know how to interact and help individuals in certain situations,” said Camelia Botez, Program Director. “Once children trust us, you see a big difference in their characteristics. We aim to help the individuals and their families find a link between the past, present, and the future.”