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Yale Child Study Center 
Address: 15 York Street
New Haven, CT, 06520
Description: The Yale Child Study Center School at the Yale University School of Medicine provides special education programming for children who are either hospitalized on the Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service of the Children's Hospital at Yale or who attend the Partial Hospital Day Treatment Program on that unit.

The Yale Child Study Center School, founded in 1985, is designed to meet the short-term educational needs of boys and girls ages four to fourteen. Examples of students served include children with serious neuropsychiatric disorders; children who are doubly disadvantaged by virtue of mental retardation and emotional disturbance; children whose combined medical and psychological needs require coordinated educational and clinical intervention; and children with disturbances of attention, conduct and affect. Often, children admitted have a specific learning disability in addition to other disorders.

The age and scope of disorders evidenced by the students of the Child Study Center School are broad but they share a common need for individualized, developmentally-based educational programming aimed at identification and remediation of basic skills deficits, improved adaptive functioning and facilitated return to less restrictive educational and living situations within the community.

A major premise of the Child Study Center School's program is that successful adjustment in school is a critical developmental task for all children. Consultation with community school staff is provided for the purpose of enhancing the academic and behavioral competencies essential for adequate adjustment in less restrictive environments. The school also offers community liaison services in which evaluation and psychiatric findings are shared and translated into educational objectives and local school districts and parents are assisted in developing appropriate educational plans for children after discharge.

This program accepts day students who have been referred by school districts.  
Ages: 4-14
Gender: Both 
Capacity: 19 
Director: Mary Gunsalus,(203) 688-5997, mary.gunsalus@yale.edu
Fax: (203) 737-2797 
Note: This program is operated by Yale University. Administrative Offices: 230 South Frontage Road New Haven, CT 06520  
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