Therapeutic

Our Therapeutic program has been approved by the state of Vermont to enroll a maximum of 12 full-day students, ages 11-22, regardless of gender orientation or grade, and to service students with emotional-behavioral issues, learning disabilities, learning impairment, autism, and other health-related issues.

At LiHigh School, we recognize that every child possesses unique gifts and talents, and it is our mission to help students cultivate these gifts and talents by providing a wealth of opportunities for true, hands-on, real-world learning. But we also recognize that students in the Therapeutic program face real challenges to their progress and that they can benefit from a high level of supports.

To help our Therapeutic students develop strategies to cope with their challenges, we identify and address the basic human needs—as well as the unique needs—of every student, from their psychological needs, to their safety and security, to their sense of belonging, love and acceptance, as well as their self-esteem and sense of approval and recognition.

About Our Special Educator

Snapshot_20111222_8Zohara Zarfati, our co-director and special educator,  has serviced students of all needs and ability levels for over 25 years and in three different countries: Israel, Canada, and the U.S.

Zohara earned her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education at Levinsky College in Israel, where she focused on the social and emotional perspectives of students with learning disabilities. Zohara moved to Toronto in 1989, where she worked as a Resource & Enrichment Special Educator at a school for special education students. While in Toronto, she received her Master’s of Education degree at the University of Toronto. After moving to the United States, Zohara discovered her passion for Brain Gym, which is an educational kinesiology model that integrates the mind and body for learning on a deeper level.

Zohara brings to our school a diverse set of professional and personal experiences, a deep background in special education, and a devotion for addressing all students from an holistic point of view. She also brings an entrepreneurial spirit, having run her own educational-teaching business for many years, teaching at workshops and courses all throughout the United States.

On her off-time, Zohara enjoys hiking and traveling. She lives in Middletown Springs with her two talented daughters.

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