Emotional, Behavioral, &
Relational Challenges

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

Emotionally, behaviorally, or relationally challenged children 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 are located. Often, these areas struggle to communicate with the Frontal Association Cortex, the part of the brain responsible for making inference of other people’s social cues, modulation of affect, empathy, consequences of actions, and planning of goal-directed behavior.

Our Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care individualized programs work to help students develop new neural pathways that enable them to better manage emotional stimuli, self-regulate, achieve mindfulness, and build healthy relationships based on respect for themselves and others.

Diagnoses We See

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

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

Evaluation. Assessment. Individualized Plans.

Each student receives a comprehensive evaluation of his or her 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 300 indicators. 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 student receives a model of care tailored to his or her academic and therapeutic needs. In this way, we develop the right neural pathways to reach each child's full potential.

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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

In creating a program to meet the specific needs of a student, our team draws from a variety of proven, scientifically sound interventions. Programs are geared to address the “whole person” and encompass all aspects of balance and wellbeing.

Learn About Our Success With EBR Challenges

Scientifically Sound Approaches Delivered in Safe, Loving Environments

Our approach focuses on the areas of the brain that are 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 in effective ways help students to 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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