Medication Management

The School’s Consulting Child Psychiatrist participates as a team member, along with the parent(s), the child, and the school staff to support the student’s efforts when positive change cannot be effected through the behavioral program alone. Living in a residential environment allows a comprehensive perspective to be established with regard to the benefit of medication. Data is obtained from the school staff, the child, and the parent(s) detailing both short and long-term effects of medication on behavior, mood, attention, sleep, and eating habits. Effects are evaluated continuously, and all team members are kept informed of medication and treatment plan changes.

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