If you’re considering sending your child to a boarding school because of behavior problems, you may want to consider a more effective alternative, a learning treatment center. While boarding schools focus primarily on education, learning treatment centers focus on all of your child’s needs, making sure that they get the treatment they need without interrupting their education.
There are a number of other reasons why learning treatment centers are a great alternative to boarding schools. For example, at a boarding school your child is expected to conform, something he or she is probably already having difficulty doing. It is also unlikely that your child will receive much individualized attention at a boarding school. Most boarding school programs are geared for groups, not individuals.
At a learning treatment center, each child is treated individually. They are carefully evaluated to determine their needs, and individual treatment and learning programs are created for each child. While they may participate in group classes or therapy in order to learn important social skills, they are not expected to progress in exactly the same manner or at the same rate as their fellow students. This individualized treatment can make a major difference in how your child responds to therapy and education.
Another important benefit of learning treatment centers is the number of highly-trained staff members who can work with your child. While teachers at a boarding school may be well-trained to deliver educational materials, it is unlikely that they have received more than minimal training in behavior disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, aggression, autism and other common behavioral problems.
Finally, while most boarding schools consider their job done when the child completes the educational requirements, a learning treatment center offers transitional services to ensure a successful transition from the center to their new school or community.
For many children, a learning treatment center is a great alternative to a traditional boarding school.