Many parents are curious about alternate setting programs or “alternative schools” for children struggling with social-emotional issues. Many have questions or uncertainties about reaching out to a program, or may even be unsure if their child qualifies.
Special education is a broad category that includes many different types of students. Special education departments serve students with hearing impairment, speech or language delays, visual impairments, specific learning disabilities and social-emotional issues including emotional disturbance.
At Education Alternatives, staff work with clients on their social-emotional and behavioral health. When dealing with emotional disturbance, our therapists, teachers, and counselors emphasize positive approaches that are affirming rather than punishment-based.
In light of the Covid-19 outbreak and Governor DeWine’s emergency order closing all schools, Education Alternatives’ facilities will remain closed for educational services until the order is rescinded. During this closure, EA will continue to comply with each student’s IEP and special education requirements.