When youth have significant emotional or therapeutic needs that aren’t being met, their performance in and outside the classroom often deteriorates. Their grades and test scores may begin to slide, they may skip school, and they may begin using alcohol or drugs or engaging in other risky activity. As their behavior challenges escalate, families and schools focus on addressing the “what” instead of the “why.” With their underlying learning or emotional challenges unaddressed, they’re less likely to graduate.
It’s not just the students who are affected. Their families often feel isolated and unsure where to turn for help, and the financial consequences of truancy and delinquency can be devastating. Expulsion and dropout rates negatively impact entire communities through increased crime, increased unemployment, and an increased burden on public assistance programs.
Not every learning environment is equipped to meet the special needs of these students. But Adelphoi Education is.