Stone Mountain School for Boys with Learning Disabilities Becomes One of the First Therapeutic Boarding Schools to Offer Services for Spanish-Speaking Families

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As a bilingual therapist joins the clinical team, Stone Mountain School is well-equipped to serve Spanish-speaking students and families.

The ability to support a Spanish-speaking student or parent with cultural sensitivity, linguistic flexibility and programmatic responsiveness is a key component of a successful placement.

Stone Mountain School is among the first therapeutic boarding schools in the country to provide bilingual Spanish-English programming. With the addition on July 15 of bilingual therapist Anna Seno, MSW, Stone Mountain School now offers a full range of program, academic and clinical support to international and ESL students, and provides the parents of bilingual students with insight and guidance in their native Spanish.

Whether a parent is a first generation citizen or their son is an international student seeking an opportunity to increase his own mastery of English while preparing for education in a more traditional boarding school, the supportive environment at Stone Mountain School can be critical for forward progress.

“Stone Mountain School’s approach to personal development and academic success is centered on the universal language of healthy growth and development,” said the school’s Executive Director Jake Weld, M.Ed. “The ability to support a Spanish-speaking student or parent with cultural sensitivity, linguistic flexibility and programmatic responsiveness is a key component of a successful placement.”

As a fully SEVIS-accredited school, Stone Mountain School can work with students from overseas. The school’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) ensures that academic credits are transferable to other school settings.

In addition to the benefit of the immersive language environment for ESL students, there are four Orton-Gillingham trained language specialists on staff, including one who is bilingual. Additionally, Stone Mountain School’s CARF accreditation serves as an indicator of the level of clinical and residential programming, staff training, and a commitment to quality at the school.

About Stone Mountain School
Stone Mountain School is a SACS-accredited, year-round therapeutic boarding school for boys ages 11-17 with emotional, behavioral and learning issues such as ADD, ADHD and nonverbal learning disorder (NLD). Set in beautiful western North Carolina, the school blends outdoor adventure trips, a nationally standardized academic curriculum, and weekly individual and group therapy to help students achieve academic and personal success. Since 1990, Stone Mountain School has helped boys build their confidence, strengthen their relationships and take charge of their futures.

Stone Mountain School is a program of Aspen Education Group, the nation’s leading provider of therapeutic education programs for struggling or underachieving young people. Aspen’s services range from short-term intervention programs to residential treatment, and include a variety of therapeutic settings such as boarding schools, outdoor behavioral health programs and special needs summer camps, allowing professionals and families the opportunity to choose the best setting to meet a student’s unique academic and emotional needs.

Aspen Education Group is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. For over two decades, CRC Health has been achieving successful outcomes for individuals and families.

For more information, please call (866) 515-5202 or visit Stone Mountain School.

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