But What About School at An Adolescent Treatment Program?
Due to their anxiety and OCD, many adolescents who enroll at Mountain Valley have experienced periods of time, sometimes significant, where they were unable to attend school. For these very capable students, school avoidance leads to poor performance, and poor performance increases a teenager’s anxiety – a vicious cycle. Academic programming, therefore, is a very important part of the Mountain Valley experience.
Knower Academics, LLC, is the exclusive provider of academic programming at Mountain Valley Treatment Center. Knower’s highly skilled educators – all of them trained in Exposure and Response Prevention by Mountain Valley’s clinical staff – work closely with residents and their support team and craft customized learning opportunities for students during their stay at MVTC. Learn more about our unique partnership with Knower Academics, LLC.
Residents have the option to participate in Individualized Academics, where Knower Academics can partner directly with their sending school for parallel work exchange, or with their next school or program in order to help ease transition. We also support clinical goals through therapeutically appropriate academic work for residents who have academic anxiety. This one-on-one instruction does come at an additional fee and is discussed with parents and clinical team before we begin. For this component, most residents do two to three hours of Individual Academics per class per week, up to three classes, over the course of their time at Mountain Valley. Knower’s instructors meet weekly with the clinical team to review residents’ progress and status within either academic component.