Buckhead Campus at Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center Buckhead Campus is Now Open! Thanks to our relationship with Northwest Presbyterian Church, we look forward to serving Buckhead and the surrounding areas!
Jacob's Ladder Buckhead exists to provide services to the Buckhead and surrounding areas with the opportunity for full or part-time school placement in our Neurodevelopmental School, or Licensed Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy services on an hourly basis in our Therapy Center.
In conjunction with our Roswell campus, Jacob's Ladder Buckhead will serve ALL ages with any kind of neurological disorder- from Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Brain injury, to a range of learning disabilities and genetic disorders.
Full-Time – The Jacob's Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center offers full day placement into an individualized program taught in a one-on-one setting with a Neurodevelopmental Teacher. The customized program is reflective of the findings of the initial neurodevelopmental evaluation. Our school is SB-10 approved and is an SAIS-SACS accredited private school.
- Hours: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm Monday-Friday
- Hours: 9:00 am -1:00 pm Monday-Friday
Part-Time – Part-time enrollment is also an option for potential students. The program will still be individualized and taught in a one-on-one setting with a Neurodevelopmental Teacher. (The afternoon part-time schedule would be ideal for students who attend preschool or kindergarten during the morning hours)
- Hours: 1:00-3:00 pm
- Hours: 2:00-4:00 pm
- Hours: 2:00-5:00 pm
- Hours: 3:00-5:00 pm
The ability of the brain to change is known as neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. For example, if one hemisphere of the brain is damaged by injury or disease, the intact hemisphere may take over some of its functions. This is done by reorganizing and forming new neuropathways.
Our Sound Therapy Program-- Integrated Listening System (ILS) -- stimulates cerebellar activity to strengthen neural connections and in the process build patterns for further development in learning, coordination, auditory processing, and receptive language.
Another important part of our Sound Therapy Program is the stimulation of the vestibular system. The vestibule, located in the inner ear, has three main functions: balance, posture, and eye movement. These three functions play an important role in our sense of who we are and where we are in our environment, in our ability to move in a smooth and coordinated way, the tone and strength of our muscle development, and the eye tracking ability required for learning. The tone of all the muscles in our body is in a large part dependent on the vestibular system. It is this system that tells your body how much muscle tension is needed to perform a particular function.
Movement, listening, and visual stimulation are vital to our ability to learn and process information. As these three systems are so interrelated, 'exercising' them simultaneously is a holistic approach that requires the brain to become better at integrating multi-sensory information. Through our Sound Therapy Program we are essentially re-training the brain to become more efficient and effective and in the process strengthening neural connections to improve performance.
Depending on the initial evaluation, a student may be considered a candidate for Integrated Listening Systems, in which case a trained and certified Integrated Listening System Practitioner will provide services in center.
Music Therapy – The George Center for Music Therapy will facilitate a weekly group session for all Buckhead students that address individual and group goals in a fun and interactive environment.
Art Therapy – Our onsite Art teacher will design and facilitate art projects, incorporating themes from academic work and combine with the fine motor goals of each student. Jacob’s Ladder uses art as a vehicle to connect with the local community by creating pictures to display in local restaurants and pieces to contribute to Hide and Seek Art, a community-wide art festival hosted by Jacob's Ladder.
Campus will be located at Northwest Presbyterian Church in our own building.
Address: 4310 Northside Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30327