Discovery Academy For Girls Assessment

Patented Youth Assessment

How do you know if Discovery Academy is the right program for your daughter?

The following patented assessment tool may help! The results of this questionnaire have helped teens and families determine the level of care and the level of need for a clinical treatment program.
No matter what the results are of the assessment, we are here to help and will spend time on the phone with you to determine the best decision for your daughter and family. Because of limited space in our program, we are willing to help you find the right solution for your family whether it be with us or another option.

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Melanie Evans
Admissions Director
Barbara Davis
Sr. Admissions Counselor
Hannah Yeates
Admissions Counselor

The First Step to Change

The patented Youth-Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ) is a powerful assessment tool that lets us track teen’s problem behaviors. With the Y-OQ, we can target behaviors that need to change, and also measure improvement. Also, the assessment will help to determine whether or not Discovery Academy is a good fit for your teen.

The Y-OQ looks at six different kinds of behaviors found in troubled teens and places them on a scale. This is a vital step in helping your son or daughter. When you measure problem behaviors, you can approach them in a targeted way. When you see improvements in your teen’s Y-OQ score, you can be confident that his or her behavior is improving also.

Powerful, Patented Assessment

To explain in detail, the six different behaviors measured by the Y-OQ are:

Intrapersonal Distress (ID): The ID scale measures levels of emotional distress. Symptoms of emotional distress include anxiety, depression, and self-harm.

Somatic (S): The S scale measures perceived physical wellness. For example, this type of problem could include headaches, dizziness, and pain or weakness in joints.

Interpersonal Relations (IR): The IR scale represents relationships with other people. A teen’s level of aggression, defiance, and ability to make and maintain friendships are aspects of IR.

Social Problems (SP): The SP scale measures tendency to break social rules. This could be exemplified by behaviors like destruction of property, substance abuse, and inappropriate sexual behavior.

Behavioral Dysfunction (BD): The BD scale measures ability to organize tasks. The types of behaviors measured include the ability to complete schoolwork assignments, concentrate, and handle frustrating situations.

Critical Items (CI): This scale attempts to identify behaviors that may need immediate intervention beyond standard outpatient treatment, such as day treatment or residential care. Behaviors that may require immediate intervention include obsessive-compulsive behaviors, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, and eating disorders. In the event that your son or daughter receives a high score in any part of CI, he or she may need immediate help.


Discovery Academy can decrease the level of problem behaviors. When your teen’s behavior improves, your family’s relationships the opportunity to heal.

After the first page, there are a series of multiple choice questions for you to complete. Please fill out the assessment below or give us a call at 855-645-0484 at your convenience.