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Summer Enrichment Success

According to the RAND Corporation, students that participate in Summer learning opportunities that feature enrichment activities yield more academic success (2021). We are excited to present the community with an opportunity to enhance educational experiences for students! The Aspire Day School Summer Program provides students with a therapeutic learning environment that encourages students to reach their

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How to Deal with your Child’s Behavioral Challenges

20% of children in America experience behavioral and emotional challenges such as conduct disorder, anxiety, and depression. Children communicate their frustrations in varying ways, and taking a moment to pinpoint challenges as a team will create a positive environment that encourages positive actions at-home! Understanding Mannerisms The ABC technique  (Antecedent, Behavior, and Consequence) is one

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Everything You Need to Know About Positive Reinforcement

Studies show that over 4 in 10 students often feel sad and hopeless, and 29% experience poor mental health. This can be alleviated by integrating mental health with education. An excellent way of doing so is by embracing positive reinforcement.  Understanding the Ins and Outs of Positive Reinforcement Positive reinforcement is a means of introducing

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PBIS Cultural Responsiveness

The Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) published a field guide that outlines integrated frameworks to embed equity efforts into school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) by ensuring the framework aligns with culturally responsive practices to the core components of SWPBIS (2021). Understanding is the foundation of taking a person-centered approach and

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Equine Therapy

Equine-assisted therapy is implemented at Aspire Day School and encompasses a wide range of treatments that involve activities with horses and other equines to promote human physical and mental health. Animals play a pivotal role in promoting favorable physical and mental health. Equine Therapy for Mental Health Equine therapy consists of mental health professionals working

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Social-Emotional Learning

Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein and Dr. Ellen McGinnis developed skillstreaming with the intention of creating an evidence-based prosocial skills training program that enhances social-emotional competence for children and adolescence. Social-emotional learning is critical for holistic development because it increases prosocial behaviors in children and adolescents. Teaching children prosocial skills is a favorable alternative to punishing

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