Nonpublic School/Residential Treatment Center

A nonpublic school is an alternative special education service available to a local education agency and parents. Nonpublic school services are provided when the needs of the student are more intensive than can be met in the public school setting. All program options and modifications should be exhausted prior to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team recommending consideration of a nonpublic school placement.

Each Local Education Agency (LEA) that contracts with a nonpublic school is responsible for evaluating the placement of its students in such schools on at least an annual basis as part of the annual IEP review. The LEA representative shall review the master contract, Individual Services Agreement (ISA) and the IEP to ensure that all services agreed upon and specified in the IEP are provided.

Nonpublic schools are required by the master contract to to annually evaluate the students to determine if they are making appropriate educational progress. The LEA representative shall collaboratively review with the nonpublic school the evaluations conducted by the nonpublic school to ensure that they were appropriate and valid for measuring student progress. The LEA may choose to administer additional assessments as necessary, with parent consent, to determine whether the student is making appropriate educational progress.

Residential Treatment Center (RTC):

The decision to place a child in a residential facility is one of the most difficult and most important choices that you can make for your child.

The ASQ 3 screen identifies 5 domains:

  • Communication
  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Problem Solving
  • Personal-Social

The ASQ-SE screens:

  • Social-Emotional


Based on the results of the ASQ/ASQ-SE, a partial or full comprehensive assessment may be provided. Assessment may include:

  • Developmental assessment
  • Physical examination
  • Psycho/Social assessment
  • Occupational therapy assessment
  • Speech and language assessment


Based on the assessments, recommendations are made to the parent/guardian of the child and the appropriate referrals are made to treatment providers.


Treatment may include:

  • Individual/Family Psychological Therapy
  • Parent/Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Theraplay®
  • Play Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Processing
  • Speech and Language Therapy

For more information, please contact our office at (760) 552-6700