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About The Springboard School

The Springboard School (formerly The Therapeutic Nursery at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) is a nationally recognized program for bright 4 to 6-year-old children with a variety of developmental challenges, including communication and learning disorders, ADHD, emotional and behavioral problems, selective mutism and high functioning autism.

We are a developmental, language-based, parent-child program that addresses the social, 

emotional, behavioral, language, and cognitive development of each child. Our staff is comprised of a well-trained interdisciplinary team including speech and language therapists, special education teachers, occupational therapists, school social workers and child development specialists.

Our students graduate our program with a strong foundation for a mainstream educational environment. We support both our students and their families throughout their time in our program and equip them with the tools to use for years beyond.

Smiling children with developmental disabilities or high functioning autism engaging in our social skills curriculum
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