Intellectual & Developmental Delays

The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care and Intellectual and Developmental Delays

Increased language, cognition, and executive functioning – all higher brain functions – cannot happen until lower foundational brain levels become stronger and better connected. The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care is uniquely equipped to deliver a customized stimulation program that develops new neural pathways, building a strong brain foundation.

For clients experiencing intellectual and developmental delays, communication needs to improve between the brain areas responsible for memory retrieval, speech and language processing, behavior modulation, and short-term and long-term memory integration. Our daily targeted interventions provide the stimulation needed to activate new growth within the brain.

Diagnoses We See

Developmental Delays Diagnosis 2

Our Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care helps clients with intellectual and developmental delays reach their full potential by creating the right neural pathways. We serve clients with various diagnoses, including:

  • Learning Delay (LD)
  • Apraxia
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Communication Challenges
Environments for Clients with Intellectual & Developmental Delays

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 over 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 are struggling to communicate.

Based on the evaluation, each client receives a model of care tailored to their academic and therapeutic needs. This way, we develop the right neural pathways to reach each client's full potential.

development growth

A Growth Mindset

So much active play and movement happens alongside learning at Jacob's Ladder. Clients have the opportunity to express themselves in many ways, including artistically. These creative outlets help our clients learn how to foster self-expression and build confidence.

_MG_1682_print cr

Learning Progress

We know how difficult it can be to find the right educational and therapeutic programs to fit the needs of someone in your life. At Jacob's Ladder, we hear you and see you. Our clients don't follow a pre-determined curriculum. We create a learning path to meet each client's needs and goals.

Learn About Our Success With Intellectual & Developmental Delays

Scientifically Sound Approaches Delivered in Safe, Loving Environments

Each day, clients at Jacob’s Ladder with intellectual and developmental delays make tremendous academic, functional, and emotional behavioral gains as they develop the right neural pathways. Their lives change at home and school in powerful ways.

Explore the Jacob’s Ladder approach to learning that supports intellectual and developmental delays.

HTL graphic

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

Founder's Story

Read Our Story