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Learning Disabilities: Is It Harmful To Label My Teen?

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Parents of struggling students often wonder what effect labeling their child with an identified diagnosis or learning disability has, especially within the context of school. Exploring the pathways toward diagnosis, and the potential benefits and results, is a liberating step forward. […]

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A Case For National Accreditation

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Many treatment programs that advertise on AKoT have Joint Commission, CARF or AEE accreditation, above what the state regulates. As a parent or young adult searching for treatment options, understanding accreditation can be a significant piece of the puzzle in finding the *right* treatment. […]

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11 Questions for Parents to Ask A State Licenser, When Investigating Teen Treatment Programs

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As part of the process of identifying the best treatment option for your child it is worth your time to call the state regulator and have a 10 – 15 minute phone call with the local regulatory authority, whose purpose is to protect consumers of licensed programs (in this case, you, and your child). […]

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How Much Does Wilderness Therapy Cost?

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All Kinds of Therapy surveyed 28 wilderness therapy programs operating in 14 different states and one other country in March, 2020. The average cost: $558.00 per day and the average enrollment fee: $3194.* Does insurance cover wilderness therapy? Why are wilderness program expensive?
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Your Brain & Your Gut and How They Are Connected: an interview with Britta Zimmer, ND, Medical Director of Pacific Quest

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I am astounded at what naturopathic lifestyles changes can accomplish in a brief treatment period. Nutrition, sleep restoration, exercise, and stress management are the first line treatments for all of our students and from that base we use our different physical and therapeutic modalities. […]

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