Engaging Educational Therapy in the Heart of Detroit

Tapping into what inspires their students, Walnut Lake School is nurturing educational success here in the heart of Detroit.


Air Date: June 14, 2018

It’s story time at Walnut Lake School. Preschool and Kindergarteners are focused and encouraged to participate, thanks to the schools unique approach.

Cathy: The idea was to create a program that was excellent in its curriculum but really focused on supporting families and children who have either emotional challenges, social challenges, developmental delays. We help them understand what they are feeling and what the words are that they need to put to those feelings.

Cathy Rozenberg and Adam Walker are just two of the powerhouse team of educators, clinicians and medical professionals that work with the student’s to support creativity and growth.

Adam: We discuss specific ways to help each child. We’re are not going to force an agenda we are going to elaborate on what they excel at.

Mitch: So for example if a kid likes

Cathy: Trains

Mitch: Trains

Cathy: We make sure we have trains in different areas of the room we might even for kids that have sensory issues have trains and shaving cream or trains we can paint so it gets them engaged with the material which later helps them engage with the other children around them and with us.

It is this engagement that brings each student one step closer to success in a traditional school setting.

Cathy: By the time they leave not only do they do very well and feel great about themselves but the parents now have skills. A lot of information gets communicated to parents to help them to have the skills they need to really be happier.

Tapping into what inspires their students, Walnut Lake School is nurturing educational success here in the heart of Detroit.

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