Helping Patients Move Forward with Their Studies

Seeking effective treatment for your child or teen should not interfere with or delay their educational progress. Our child and adolescent treatment centers feature fully-equipped learning centers staffed by a licensed teacher to help patients move forward with their studies to support a seamless transition back to school following treatment.

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Educational Support

We understand how important it is for your child to be successful after treatment in an academic setting. Our program offers:

  • An education specialist provide support with academic work and functioning to foster a smooth transition back to school
  • Their therapist will also work with them to continue to develop the skills they need to function well at school by understanding their learning style and needs, as well as the effects of their disorder on their educational development

Our specialists work directly with patients’ schools to deliver lessons, assignments and tutoring to help keep them on track with their studies and provides immediate contact with parents, home-based schools, guidance counselors, school administrators, homebound teachers, and others in the education setting to establish an academic game-plan for patients.

Throughout treatment, academic support on assignments is provided in a classroom setting, instituting differentiated instruction based on individual patient needs. Academic support can be in the form of resource tutoring provided in majority of subject content areas via teacher or independently contracted, content-expert tutors. 

At time of discharge, education transition plans and recommendations are sent to patients’ schools to aid in a successful return to academic environments. If patients are not enrolled in school, or they admit during summer break, independent learning projects and book clubs are incorporating into patients’ treatment plans. While the goal is to keep patients enrolled in their home-based schools during treatment, certain schools and districts mandate physical attendance and must withdraw the student upon admission. In these cases, online course options are explored and patients are enrolled in an online program through their home-based school or districts’ online program,which reviews patients transcripts and advises online course enrollment based on each child’s academic backgrounds. These credits may be completed at home, even if patient discharges and returns to another state. At the point of semester completion, transcripts are sent to patients’ home-based schools and credit transfers are determined by the respective institutions.

Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center are accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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