A potential big heartache for any family choosing to use a welcoming treatment program is disappointing outcomes. That said does it need to be, or are disappointing outcomes avoidable?
ANSWER : Mistakes are avoidable. The #1 reason for failure happens when parents ‘go it alone’ and take the word of the facility, don’t ask the right questions of the admissions team, and decide ‘on the spot’ that this is the ‘best’ option for their child, teen, or young adult.
CONCLUSION: Use a dual LICENSED educational psychologist and licensed psychologist, familiar with the various treatment and education facilities, one who is EXPERIENCED / TRAINED in both assessment and program placement.
ADVICE: Take guess work out from the equation : Hire the best!
Dr Mark Burdick