We live in a wonderful community, one in which none of us is ever alone or forsaken. Among us, there are many children struggling to overcome social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. For them, there is a beacon of hope to be had inside the walls of Yeshiva Ohr Dovid.
Established over 15 years ago as Ha’or Beacon School and renamed in memory of Dr. Dovid Pearl, Yeshiva Ohr Dovid is a unique and exclusive yeshiva. They have small self-contained classes from Pre-1A through eighth grade, all led by master-level, experienced rebbeim and teachers and assisted by highly trained and professional classroom paras.
The school welcomes, but is not limited to, children who may be struggling with ADD/ADHD, ODD, Asperger’s, PDD, as well as other emotional disabilities which may or may not affect their academic capabilities. Their curriculum mimics a mainstream yeshiva in both Hebrew and English subjects; however, they offer individualized instruction based on each child’s learning style and level.
In order to achieve the school’s mission of ensuring that each child becomes a productive member of society, they invest a tremendous amount of time and effort in behavior modification strategies and social-skills training. Originally set up by a child psychologist from the NYU Child Study Center, each grade has an individualized behavior system based on the concept of a token economy, modified according to their individual needs. Through the use of the Social Thinking method, students participate in daily social groups, learning and mastering a wide array of specific social goals. In addition, they accommodate a child’s IEP by providing highly skilled and experienced speech, physical, and occupational therapists, as well as a social worker to fill each child’s mandate.
Children enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities, such as educational trips, weekly basketball, as well as exciting and interactive Rosh Chodesh assemblies.
For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact 718-951-3650. v