Who We ServeOPTIONS students generally possess average to above average cognitive abilities as measured by the Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WAIS).
OPTIONS students often have multiple diagnoses that affect their performance with the core issue of a language-based etiology. OPTIONS recognizes the combined effects of LD/ADD, language-based processing issues, and executive function issues, as well as the social and psychological effects of not experiencing success in academic environments. OPTIONS offers direct interventions for students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, NLD, Asperger’s, anxiety disorder, auditory processing disorder, and speed of processing disorders. We also provide social and emotional support to help students deal with life’s demands.
OPTIONS is NOT equipped to meet the needs of students with these primary behaviors or clinical disorders:
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Psychotic Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Active drug or alcohol problems or a history of active drug and alcohol problems
- Aggressive/assault behaviors requiring restraint
- Behavior Disorders
- Sexual Perpetration
- Conduct Disorder (DSM-IV criteria which include: lack of regard for the rights of others, no remorse, cruelty to animals, fire starting, bullying and threatening of others, etc.)
- Requires routine physical restraint to control own behaviors
- Current pattern of self-harm behaviors
- Pattern of runaway behaviors
- Intermittent Explosive Disorder