Each child at JFTN has a treatment coordinator. Your child’s treatment coordinator will be a psychologist or social worker. Your treatment coordinator will be your primary contact at JFTN.
The Treatment Coordinator's Role
Treatment coordinators develop your child’s comprehensive treatment plan. They’ll work with your child’s teachers to ensure that your child's therapeutic needs are being met in the classroom.
Treatment coordinators will share helpful resources with you. They may lead parent groups to share effective parenting techniques, and they’ll help you introduce mental health strategies at home.
Your treatment coordinator is an advocate for your family. They’ll help you get the services you need at our school and beyond. They’ll provide referrals for clinical services, and they may also help you with social security, scheduling medical appointments and understanding your child’s test results.
During your child’s final year at our school, your treatment coordinator will guide you through the “aging out” process. They’ll help you assess kindergarten programs and find the best school available for your child.
Several of our treatment coordinators are also behavior support specialists. We have one preventive behavior specialist and several dedicated to supportive intervention.
Preventive support specialists work with children and teachers to manage behaviors that interfere with children’s learning and socialization. They observe children to understand what triggers behaviors and then introduce preventative therapeutic strategies. They also teach and reinforce coping skills and provide incentives for positive behavior.
Other behavior specialists play a supportive role in deescalating difficult moments. They ensure everyone’s safety and help children regain self-control so they can rejoin their class. Behavior specialists help our treatment team develop individual behavior intervention plans. As members of our treatment coordinator team, they’re ready to meet with you to help improve your child’s behavior at home as well as at school.
Working With Your Treatment Coordinator
Treatment coordinators regularly review children’s goals and progress. We ask that you meet with your treatment coordinator at least once a month. These meetings give you insight into your child’s progress, and they help us understand how your child is doing at home.
Working with your child's treatment coordinator is one of the best ways to support your child's learning and development.
Contacting Your Treatment Coordinator
If you have questions, please contact your treatment coordinator. No matter the nature of your question, your treatment coordinator should be the first person you contact. They’ll answer your questions and help coordinate meetings with teachers and other staff.