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School Services

The school program combines an educational curriculum with therapeutic services to strengthen children's emotional resources, social capacities, cognitive development, motor abilities, speech and language skills. Class size ranges from 6-to-8 children, with a minimum of one adult for three children. Maximum school enrollment is 40 children.

The program runs for 11 months each year to provide continuity of structure, consistency in relationships, educational programming, and ongoing provision of therapies to our students.

Program Services

  • Classroom-based special education services
  • Individual therapy 
  • Small social skills groups 
  • Speech/language therapy 
  • Occupational and sensory integrative therapy 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Psychiatric consultation 
  • Ongoing parent contact and collaboration via
    • guided observations of the child in the classroom through a one-way mirror 
    • developing strategies for home that help the child generalize new skills 
    • written comments by parents and staff in a notebook which goes home daily

Multidisciplinary Staff

Our multidisciplinary staff include special education teachers, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, clinical social workers, a physical therapist, as well as a child psychiatrist who provides consultation to school staff and outside medical professionals. All professionals have the necessary licenses and certifications as required by the State.

Program Schedule

The Lourie Center School of the Reginald S. Lourie Center is an 11-month program. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm and Wednesday's from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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Program Contact

Diane King-Shaw
Interim Director of Education
301-761- 2729

Clinical Training Program

Learn more about our training opportunities in clinical social work and clinical psychology for advanced students seeking experience in parent-child clinical services.