It has been an honor to be a part of the Yeshiva Har Torah family practically since its inception. I have seen it grow from 19 students in two grades, to the thriving school that it is today, with close to 700 students in a state-of-the-art building. What has not changed in its 29 years is Yeshiva Har Torah’s commitment to the success and growth of the total child, their spiritual, intellectual, academic, social, and emotional development. Yeshiva Har Torah continues to place an important emphasis on understanding each individual child, their unique learning style, their strengths and their struggles, as well as their social/emotional skills and needs. We see ourselves as partners with our parents in educating well-adjusted and confident students who will be productive members of their families, communities, and of Klal Yisroel.
A team of licensed and certified school psychologists is involved in a myriad of services to support student learning and development. We collaborate closely with parents, teachers, and administrators to ensure that we have a comprehensive picture of each child’s functioning in order to provide all those involved with targeted and effective guidance.
In addition to our team of professionals, students may also be eligible for related services provided by the Department of Education (DoE) to help achieve educational goals. Upon parent request, and with support from the school throughout the process, students receive a psycho-educational evaluation and, if requested, also an Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech and Language evaluation by a DoE therapist. Students whom the DoE determines are entitled to services receive them in our Student Support Center, a suite of rooms specifically devoted to the various support services. While many of the therapies are provided through an outside agency contracted by the DoE our administration interviews and screens each provider to ensure the highest quality of support. Each therapist is licensed in their field and all disciplines work collaboratively with one another as well as with our teachers, school psychologists, and administrators.
I invite you to read on in the following sections about all of the special services we offer at Yeshiva Har Torah to help every student, no matter their strengths and weaknesses, reach their full potential.
Sincerely, Dr. Karyn Feinberg, Director of Psychology Services
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You can hear from Dr. Feinberg directly on this episode of our YHTPoV podcast: