Our Unique Team Approach

At JRA Educational Consulting, we offer a unique team approach to therapeutic placements. 

We have a unique team approach to therapeutic placements. Families benefit from our combined expertise:

  • Judi Robinovitz, Florida’s most seasoned Certified Educational Planner with 20+ years’ experience in therapeutic placements
  • Marcy Dorfman-Salenieks , Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapeutic Educational Consultant, whose son has successfully completed a therapeutic wilderness and boarding school program
  • Jason Robinovitz, JD, a respected educational consultant and Judi’s son and protégé

As a team, we are always ready to help families find the answers to the most commonly asked questions:

  • How do we know if residential treatment is necessary?
  • Would a wilderness therapy program be a good choice?
  • With the hundreds of therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers out there, how can we tell which would be best for our child?

Judi, Jason, and Marcy expertly guide parents through the complex maze of therapeutic placement options:

Our team travels extensively to stay abreast of current therapeutic boarding school and program offerings, staff changes, population mix, and therapeutic milieux at hundreds of facilities. In this realm of high-risk work, nothing replaces the most careful scrutiny that comes from our ongoing assessment visits to therapeutic schools and programs – and from following our students throughout their term of placement. We are among the most traveled consultants in our profession, so we accurately recommend the “best fit” wilderness programs, therapeutic boarding schools, and residential treatment centers for your child – as well as specific therapists. We literally go the distance.

We start the process by getting to know as much about your child and family as possible, assembling and evaluating a detailed history of your child’s behavioral and academic history – from you, from therapists and psychiatrists with whom your child has interacted, and from clinical and academic records. After identifying and discussing with you the best placement options for your child, we present his or her detailed profile to admission and clinical directors. Because we have successfully placed so many at-risk students and have an established reputation for providing some of the most informative student profiles, admission directors are more inclined to accommodate our placement – and even scholarship – requests. In fact, they continually tell us that we have a special gift when it comes to making the best therapeutic school and program matches for our clients.

But that’s not where it ends. We remain in the loop with parents and schools throughout the entire term of placement, monitoring a student’s progress, advocating for the student, and ensuring that a student’s and family’s needs are being fully met. We even help a family plan the next steps after a therapeutic placement.

In effect, we know even more than which schools and programs really work – we know which of their therapists will be the best match for your child!

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