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Approved Private Schools for Students with Disabilities (In State)

COUNTY: BERGEN CODE NUMBER: 048403001 FUNDING SOURCE: 3170
SCHOOL NAME: PARADIGM THERAPEUTIC DAY SCHOOL
323 Prospect St
Midland Park, NJ 07432
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*Please note that this is the only Department of Education approved location for this program.

TELEPHONE: 201-986-5002
FAX: 201-587-5012
CONTACT PERSON: MR. JEFFREY KAHN, APSSD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Class Type Number of Classes Age Range
Behavioral Disabilities 5 12 - 21

Program Description Provided by the School
Paradigm Therapeutic Day School accepts students who range in age from 12-21 years and have been classified by their school districts as having emotional disabilities and behavioral disabilities. These students demonstrate the following characteristics: depression (mild to severe), suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, hospitalizations for clinical trauma, school refusal, and substance abuse issues. Classrooms are organized as self-contained with the instructional staff team teaching various subjects utilizing the "competence based" model. Paradigm Therapeutic Day School provides intensive clinical services with a cognitive behavioral focus on social skills, depression, anxiety, and anger management issues. Additional support is provided by Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists who will conduct psychiatric evaluations and monitor medication. Finally, with its synergistic linkages to Care Plus, NJ, a regional provider of mental health services, we are able to provide a level of mental health services not typically seen in schools.

TYPE OF PROGRAM: DAY SCHOOL
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 10 MONTHS/EXTENDED YEAR OPTION
SCHOOL DAY: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM