Unlike a hospital setting, Bayes Achievement Center offers a residential treatment program where staff continually work to provide a warm, caring, family-like atmosphere that replicates the nurturing environment of a home. In our teaching-homes our students engage in many of the same kinds of activities that they would do in their own house. They learn to do household chores, learn to prepare snacks and meals, enjoy playing board games, swimming, fishing, shooting hoops on the sports court, or playing horse shoes and ladder ball while barbecuing on a Saturday afternoon.
All of our treatment settings, be it in the teaching homes, at school, or during recreational and leisure activities, maintain an average of 1:3 staff-to-student ratio. BAC teaching homes are staffed by trained professionals who ensure that the student's daily needs are being met. Each student's behavior therapy program is carried out consistently across all treatment settings to help ensure the generalization of behaviors both in the school, home, and community.
Treatment is individualized but only after a thorough evaluation by the appropriate professionals has been completed. Treatment is never limited to medication. Students served are not medicated solely because they exhibit behavior problems or learning difficulties. Under the direction and supervision of trained medical staff, attempts to reduce medications for behavior control will be done gradually with the goal of minimizing the use of medication. The student will then be provided the opportunity to function in the most natural and normal learning environment possible.
Additional services provided or available within the residential program include:
Nicholas Hobbs, pioneer in child psychology taught that all children should be helped to be competent at something, especially school work. For many of our students, their past history of failure in school has led them to wrongly believe that misbehaving is the only thing they can do well. By helping them put an end to their negative behavioral cycles while at the same time providing them with top quality individualized education, our students begin to experience success in school for the first time in their lives. They experience success through participating in science fairs, history fairs, talent shows, field day, musicals, school projects, and so much more. With increased success comes increased self-confidence and a new positive behavioral cycle begins which propels them toward transitioning back to a less-restrictive environment, graduation, and even college, or meaningful vocation.
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