Health & Well-Being

Two Departments, One Building

The Health and Well-Being building is home to two departments, Nursing and Clinical. The two departments work together to ensure our students are physically and emotionally healthy. The medical and clinical support team consists of highly experienced, dedicated, qualified nursing administrators, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, counselors, and clinical psychologists — who continuously assess our students’ medical, psychiatric, and psychological needs.

Student Nursing

Through direct education and counseling of students, as well as coordination with teachers, the residential staff, and Brehm’s kitchen staff, the medical and clinical support team promotes healthy lifestyle choices such as proper nutrition, diet, personal hygiene, and exercise. This ensures that each student is in the best physical and emotional health possible to benefit from the Brehm experience.

Brehm Faculty working with LD students

Nursing Department

Nurses manage student medications, coordinate appointments, keep parents updated, and are on campus from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on school days and on-call after hours and on weekends. Nursing also provides space and care for students who are not physically able to be in class.

Chemistry lab experiment with students at Brehm Prep

Clinical Department

The clinical team recommends physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists locally and at home. Through the clinical team, students can participate in support groups such as the Formalized Social Skills Group, Transition Support Group, and others based on the current students’ needs. Past groups include the Adoption Group, Women’s Empowerment Group, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy Group.

Student playing basketball

Occupational Therapy

Brehm is excited to offer students occupational therapy on campus. Occupational therapy is available through our Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, under the direction of an Occupational Therapist. OT helps students with handwriting, shoe tying, personal hygiene, grooming, and basic cooking skills. Occupational therapy uses meaningful activities to help students participate in what they need and want to do while promoting physical and mental health. Occupational therapy addresses the performance of physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and sensory components. We focus on academics, play, leisure, social participation, self-care skills, executive functioning, sensory regulation, transition, and work skills to ensure your child’s most successful future.