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ViewPoint Center believes assessments should be as comprehensive as possible. By observing and assessing patients in a variety of settings, ViewPoint Center is able to get a fuller picture of students' diagnosis and treatment needs moving forward.
One of these settings is a classroom environment. Although patients are not receiving credit for the academics they engage in during their enrollment, it is valuable for the assessment process to observe behaviors and interactions within a classroom setting.
Comprehensive Academic Assessments
From Monday through Thursday, patients spend 4 hours in a classroom environment engaging in General Studies classes, which are designed to help the ViewPoint Center team better evaluate students' ability to succeed in the classroom and in social settings. By observing behaviors in a classroom setting, the treatment team is able get answers to questions like:
- What is their level of engagement in the classroom?
- How cooperative are they being?
- Are they understanding deep concepts from assignments?
- How distracted do they seem in the classroom?
Based on what they see in the classroom setting, team members share this information with the larger team (such as clinical and medical staff) in order to form the most comprehensive assessment and treatment plan possible for patients.
About ViewPoint Center
ViewPoint Center, a mental health assessment center for teens ages 12-17, is located just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. With a program lasting 6-7 weeks, ViewPoint Center provides superior assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and stabilization for teens struggling with mental and behavioral issues such as suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. In a safe, personalized environment, ViewPoint helps teens focus on the healing process.