Latham Centers treats boys and girls, ages 8–22, with developmental delays, emotional and behavioral challenges, Prader-Willi syndrome, and trauma or attachment issues. We focus on highly individualized treatment that supports both the student and the family.
For children with intellectual disabilities, Prader-Willi syndrome, and other rare diseases, Latham School provides a safe, healing environment, a vibrant atmosphere, and a dedicated staff. The Children’s Program provides supervision, therapy, special education services, and vocational opportunities. We focus on highly individualized treatment that supports both the student and the family.
Healing Environment for PWS
For children with Prader-Willi Syndrome and intellectual disabilities, Latham School provides a safe healing environment, a vibrant atmosphere, and a dedicated staff. The Children’s Program provides supervision, therapy, special education services, and vocational opportunities. We focus on highly individualized treatment that supports both the student and the family.
The Children's Program
Latham Centers’ Children’s Program offers educational, vocational, residential, social, clinical, and therapeutic resources. With a low student-to-staff ratio, our separate academic and residential faculty includes licensed teachers and speech, physical, and occupational therapists. Students are able to learn and grow in a multi-sensory environment with technology utilized throughout the school and residential programs. Our instructional methods and therapeutic approaches are researched and validated with social skills and pragmatics integrated into all aspects of the programs. Our master's level clinicians serve as liaisons from home to school residences.
We organize a wide range of after school and weekend activities so that students have real-life opportunities for the generalization of skills both on- and off-campus. These include sports and vocational opportunities. With comprehensive health care services, Latham Centers is a safe, supportive, structured environment in which to learn and grow.
Students live on our Brewster campus or near campus. Residential staff provides 24-hour care and supervision in a therapeutic and structured environment. Students build confidence and have many opportunities for increased independence as they learn the skills that will help them live as active participants in their communities.
Individual Care & Adaptable Programs
Our multidisciplinary professional team develops a comprehensive Individual Educational Program (IEP) for each student. These plans are based on a thorough review of the student’s history, and on assessments of the student’s medical, psychological, educational, and vocational needs.
Educational & Vocational Programs
Our students learn in small classes, with one-on-one tutoring and counseling. Our program and facilities are geared towards helping students develop job skills, learn to work and live together, explore the world, and love all kinds of learning. Our vocational specialists act as job coaches as they help students learn job skills and find employment.
Social Services & Health Services
In addition to our special education teachers, vocational staff, and direct support professionals, our team includes nurses, clinical psychologists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, and a child & adolescent psychiatrist. Our integrated services include individual and group counseling, family casework, art, and recreation therapy.
Licensed and Approved Programs
Latham Centers is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC). Our residential therapeutic school provides treatment services to approximately 45 students, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are also nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
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Let the Learning Begin!
Latham Centers' Children's Program offers educational, vocational, residential, social, clinical and therapeutic resources.
We work with all families and funding sources to ensure smooth transitions. We encourage those interested in learning more to make an appointment to meet with us and tour our campus.