Emotional, Behavioral &
Relational Challenges

The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care and Emotional, Behavioral & Relational Challenges

Clients struggling with emotional, behavioral, or relational challenges typically experience under or over-communication in the areas of the Limbic System (Insular Cortex, Cingulate Gyrus), where self-regulation, fight or flight response, and regulation of the body’s homeostasis occur. Often, these areas struggle to communicate with the Frontal Association Cortex, the part of the brain responsible for making inferences about other people’s social cues, modulation of affect, empathy, consequences of actions, and planning of goal-directed behavior.

Our individualized programs help clients develop new neural pathways that enable them to manage emotional stimuli better, self-regulate, demonstrate mindfulness, and build healthy relationships based on respect for themselves and others.

Diagnoses We See

behavioral and emotional challenges

Our Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care helps clients overcome emotional, behavioral, or relational challenges by creating the right neural pathways. We serve clients with various diagnoses, including:

  • High-Functioning Autism
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social and Relational Challenges
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Learning Differences
  • Self-Regulation Difficulties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Environments for Clients with Emotional, Behavioral & Relational Challenges

Evaluation. Assessment. Individualized Plans.

Each client receives a comprehensive evaluation of their neurodevelopment, physiological health, learning style, and emotional, behavioral, and relational balance. The evaluation includes a global neurodevelopmental assessment unique to Jacob's Ladder of more than 1,300 metrics. In addition, we conduct a comprehensive academic assessment, a nutritional consultation, and a qEEG brain map to determine regions of the brain that struggle to communicate.

Based on the evaluation, each client receives a program tailored to their academic and therapeutic needs. This way, each client receives a plan of care targeting specific areas of challenge while capitalizing on areas of strength.

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Celebrating Success

We celebrate each milestone achieved, each step along the journey, each skill mastered.  At Jacob's Ladder, many breakthroughs and accomplishments happen daily.

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Proven Approaches

Our team draws from various proven, scientifically sound interventions to create a program to meet a client's specific needs. Programs are geared to address the “whole person” and encompass all aspects of balance and well-being.

Learn About Our Success With Emotional, Behavioral, and Relational Challenges

Scientifically Sound Approaches Delivered in Safe, Loving Environments

Our approach focuses on the areas of the brain often affected in individuals with emotional, behavioral, and relational challenges, like those that manage executive control of behavior, cognitive reasoning, and self-expression. Delivering appropriate interventions effectively helps clients make tremendous academic, functional, and neurodevelopmental gains.

Explore how children and young adults can overcome emotional, behavioral and relational challenges at Jacob’s Ladder.

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Jacob's Ladder School & Therapy Centers
Roswell (Main Campus) & Atlanta (Buckhead)
407 Hardscrabble Road
Roswell, Georgia 30075

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