Lakeview School

Lakeview School is located on the campus of Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, Inc., in Effingham, New Hampshire. Lakeview School is co-ed and serves youth ages 8 to 22 years old. The Lakeview School is committed to serving youth and adolescents in the least restrictive environment with a focus on best diagnostic, educational and therapeutic practices enhanced by positive behavioral supports. Student diagnoses include but are not limited to autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, neurobehavioral impairments and pervasive developmental delays.

Lakeview provides a range of services from consultation, providing neuropsychological and behavioral assessments and guidance for increased classroom success, to Day School and Residential placement. We offer a 45 to 60 day Interim Alternative Placement that provides diagnostic clarification, complete appropriate assessments, stabilization of unsafe behaviors, comprehensive discharge planning with recommendations for longer term support and transportable interventions targeted for successful implementation in the discharge environment.

The assessment is completed by a comprehensive integrated clinical team. The evaluations include psychiatry, neuropsychology, neurology, general medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, behavior analysis, nursing services, and educational services. Lakeview’s care includes regular family therapy and family training, a highly structured behavior management environment with 24 hour awake supervision, 1:1 staffing as necessary for implementation of the ABA program, a focus on developing positive behavioral supports and the management of aggressive behavior and dyscontrol within the educational and residential programs.

Lakeview provides individual and small group therapy, management of psychopharmacologic regimen, including follow up with identified community psychiatrist, medication trials accompanied by behavioral treatment modalities and daily data collection.

Each youth’s structured school day is based on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) , that integrates the findings of the comprehensive assessment., Students attend school Monday through Friday, on a year round basis, including a comprehensive Extended School Year Program (ESY).

Leisure skill development includes activities such as gardening, basketball, skiing, swimming, hiking, animal care, canoeing, camping and participation in community events .

Discharge planning begins at admission and realistic goals are established in consultation with the referring school district, family, and other stake holders. Youth are discharged to home and public school settings or to an alternative and least restrictive setting.

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center is licensed as a Residential Treatment and Rehabilitation Facility. It is accredited by both the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and by the Joint Commission. Lakeview School is Special Education approved by the State of New Hampshire Department of Education. Lakeview School is a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).

Lakeview School
Sue Bartlett, LCSW, CRC