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Waterfall Canyon Academy (WCA) is a community based therapeutic program that offers a continuum of care and community services. Our continuum begins with a highly structured residential placement and progresses toward Transitional Living, Advanced Transitional Living & Support Services in the community.

The continuum of care at WCA, is available for all of our students to take advantage of. When determining the best starting point for each student we evaluate their current treatment requirements, functioning ability, age, maturity level and family objectives for their future.

The students have access to a variety of academic settings:
+ Our own OakGrove School offers academics to our middle/high school students is accredited by AdvancED
+ Ogden-Weber Tech College (OWATC)
+ Weber State University (WSU)

WCA offers each student an individualized treatment plan that includes:
+ individual therapy
+ family therapy
+ multiple options for group therapy
Therapists offices are onsite, in the programs, where they interact with our students casually & formally.

Our typical student profile shares the characteristics below:
+ Difficulty navigating social situations
+ Lacking social and daily living skills
+ Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disability
+ Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
+ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
+ Specific Learning Disorders
+ Depression
+ Anxiety
+ Challenges with Executive Functioning and Processing Disorders
+ Low Self-Esteem
+ Behavioral & Emotional Dysregulation
+ Adoption Issues
+ Family Conflict

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
Waterfall Canyon Academy

Name of Sister Company
Oakgrove School

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
Call for more information

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
No

Religious Affiliation?
No

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
13

Maximum Age of Participants
24

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?
Yes

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?
Yes

Average Length of Stay (months)
18

Maximum Enrollment
80

Location of Program
Urban

Dorm/Housing
Single Rooms with Private Baths
Single Rooms with Shared Baths
Doubles
Triples
Quads

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program
Students are Always in “Line-of-Sight” with staff

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?
Yes

Family Involvement
MIDDLE: Family can opt in & out of their involvement based off the timing and current issues in treatment

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
5

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
0

Percentage of Private Pay Students
0

Percentage of School Funded Students
0

Percentage of State Funded Students
0

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
State License

Academic Accreditation
AdvancED (formally Northwest Association of Schools)

Is there individual therapy?
Yes, part of the program cost

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
2

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
1

Percentage of licensed therapists?
> 50%

Therapist average case load
8

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
< 50%

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
Yes

Is there group therapy?
No

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
0

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
0

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
0

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
No

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
No

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
No

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
Yes

Psychiatrist
N/A

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
> 50%

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
N/A

Types of Therapy Offered
Behavior Modification
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills
Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP , type of CBT)
Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Neuro Feedback
Occupational Therapy
Play Therapy
Psycho educational

Does the program have a level/phase system?
Yes

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
Yes

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
Yes

If yes — select all that apply
Client Centered/Person Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Integrated Wellness
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga

Does program use time out rooms?
No

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:0

Does program run background checks on all staff?
No

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
No

If Yes, what is it?
High School Diploma

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
0

Are night staff awake or asleep
Asleep

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
> 50%

Grades Served
K-12
Possible Community College/College

Average student to teacher ratio
1:6

Teaching/Classroom
Traditional teacher-led class

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
Yes

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
Yes

Academic Calendar
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
Yes

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
Yes

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
Not Applicable

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
Yes

Does program have transition services for students?
No

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
Yes

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
> 50%

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
N/A

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
N/A

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
11500

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
> 50%

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
No

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
Elopement
Infectious Disease
Major Injury | Death
Pregnancy
Other

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
2

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
75

Professional Associations/Affiliations
National Association of Therapeutic Schools & Programs (Professional Member)

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
Yes

Link to the study that the organization is part of
NATSAP

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement
N/A

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
N/A

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
N/A

Type Of Programming For Students
Academic & life skill Focus
Academic, functional living skills, life skills and social skills focused
Clinically-driven programming (addresses individual life, living, social and academic needs)

Typical Student
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Clinically Complex (possible behavior, genetic, students “who are puzzles”)
Intellectual Disabilities
Mood Deregulation &/or Anxiety
Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD)
Pervasive Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
Speech & Language Disorders

Minimum IQ
70

Interview Requirements for Applicants
No Required Interview in Person
Call for More Information

Additional Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
N/A

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
N/A

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
N/A

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
Waterfall Canyon Academy

Name of Sister Company
Oakgrove School

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
N/A

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Religious Affiliation?
N/A

Please specify the type of religious affiliation
N/A

Minimum Age of Participants
0

Maximum Age of Participants
0

Can program support 18-year-olds if they enroll before 18?
N/A

Program can accept students with I-20 Visa?
N/A

Average Length of Stay (months)
0

Maximum Enrollment
0

Location of Program
N/A

Dorm/Housing
N/A

How does the program prevent students from leaving (running) from the program
N/A

Does the program have more than one location for this particular program?
N/A

Family Involvement
N/A

Percentage of Aid to Adoptive Family Students
0

Percentage of Court Ordered Students
0

Percentage of Private Pay Students
0

Percentage of School Funded Students
0

Percentage of State Funded Students
0

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
0

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
0

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Therapist average case load
0

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
N/A

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
No

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
0

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
0

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
0

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist
N/A

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
N/A

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
N/A

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
N/A

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:0

Does program run background checks on all staff?
N/A

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
N/A

If Yes, what is it?
N/A

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
0

Are night staff awake or asleep
N/A

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
N/A

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
1:0

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
N/A

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
N/A

Academic Calendar
N/A

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
N/A

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
N/A

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
N/A

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
N/A

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
N/A

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
N/A

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
N/A

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement
N/A

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
N/A

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
N/A

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
N/A

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
N/A

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
N/A

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A