Constantly Improving Through Research

At Discovery Academy, we are committed to finding the most effective ways to help your child. This means monitoring the progress of every student, reliably measuring the effectiveness of different approaches, and following up with students and parents after discharge to ensure progress is maintained.

Research Tools We Use - Y-OQ

The Youth Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ) is a measure designed to reflect the progress of our students weekly. It covers many different social, psychological, and somatic factors to assess a student’s level of wellness, including interpersonal relations, distress, dysfunctional behavior, and more. This data can be analyzed by therapists on an individual basis, or analyzed in aggregate to assess the outcome of larger group approaches. Results can be presented to students to recognize patterns, see progress, and process honesty in treatment. The Y-OQ is administered weekly to students.

Residential Emotional, Social, and Behavioral Assessment (RESBA)

Developed here at Discovery Academy, the RESBA is highly valid and statistically reliable. This measurement allows caregivers to recognize patterns when reviewing treatment options for students. It allows teens' Treatment Teams to quickly discover the teens' needs and adapt the program accordingly.

Treatment Team Model

We know that treatment success is best achieved when the student's goals are understood by all involved. This Treatment Team model allows all the professionals at Discovery Academy to coordinate and tailor their approaches to meet the needs of the students in the class, in therapy, and in everyday life.