Carol and Frank Biondi Education Center
Description: The Carol and Frank Biondi Education Center is a private, 12-month program, providing specialized education services for children in grades K-12 with social and emotional difficulties and concurrent academic deficits. The students served by the Biondi Education Center have a broad range of psychological conditions that include debilitating anxiety, clinical depression, personality disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and serious thought disorders. The academic deficits of students include basic learning skill deficits, executive function deficits and social skill deficits that prevent them from functioning well in a traditional classroom. Emphasis is on academic achievement, skills development and increasing student’s ability to remain on task, interact appropriately with peers, and improve behavior. Individual and group counseling, and speech therapy are offered as well as a comprehensive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program which promotes and reinforces positive behavior throughout the day. The Carol and Frank Biondi Education Center is part of Leake and Watts Services, a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing foundations for individualized success for vulnerable children, adults and families dealing with emotional, psychiatric and cognitive challenges, as well as an array of traumas, through a continuum of high quality campus- and community-based programs and services.
Students/Disabilities Served: Students are K – 12/ The Biondi Education Center serves emotionally disturbed and learning disabled youth ages K -12.
Services Provided: Individual and Small group Counseling, Speech Therapy, a comprehensive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Program, and a Token Economy
Susan J. LaDue, Principal
The Carol and Frank Biondi Education Center
463 Hawthorne Avenue
Yonker, NY 10705