Those Finding Success At Wediko
Established in 1934, Wediko Children’s Services works with students who have faced repeated obstacles in their lives due to a broad spectrum of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges; such as depression and bipolar disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, anxiety, loss, and trauma. The impact of these struggles is profound, often resulting in repeated failures at school, compromised relationships with peers, and significant tensions within their own families. These disappointments can become self fulfilling prophecies where children act out their identities through narrow definitions.
At Wediko, children are not defined by their diagnoses or by their failures; instead, they are free to become the best versions of themselves with nurturance and support. We inspire children to step outside of confining definitions and explore new areas of interest. We help children and their families consider new opportunities and strategies to break the habits that have gotten them stuck. We model for teachers how students are resilient learners who will be successful whenever they can, so long as we give them opportunities to shine. At Wediko, kids blend their personal histories with new, positive experiences and recreate identities on their own terms.
Diagnoses, while not defining or limiting, can better inform treatment options. As Wediko knows, many families question whether we can actually help their child’s specific needs. So while Wediko’s students may not fit neatly under the criteria of a specific diagnosis or they have been diagnosed with multiple disorders, the diagnoses Wediko serves includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depression and Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD)
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s Syndrome)
- Nonverbal Learning Disorder