We build custom educational programs to meet the needs of your student-patient and your behavioral health center.

Your patients are struggling with different psychiatric problems, from developmental issues to ADHD, and they have unique educational needs. You need more than a teacher—you need someone who will be part of your team—and provide normalcy for the children.

We focus on three key components to help ensure that you and your student-patients accomplish your goals:
Quality and Compliance

In most cases, children at behavioral health centers are required to continue academic progress, and we’ll help you maintain accountability and compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.

Low / No Cost

We manage all aspects of the educational program so you don’t have to, all while operating at low—or even no—cost to you (depending on your program). This way, you can focus on therapeutic services, rather than learning about patient education.

Real Credit

Our high level of communication with schools provides your student-patients with their own school work, allowing them to get credit. Students without access to their own work gain access to our proven and custom curriculum—for which they also receive credit.

"[Working with education inc.] allows the school component of the program to be managed by people who are experts in education rather than expecting therapists to be experts in education."

Ima Jean SmithDirector of Partial Programming at the Rockford Center
educational programs for behavioral health centers

Our Teachers Help Students Ensure Continuity in the Academic Process

Our experts manage the educational process between you, the schools, and your patients.

Communication and integration are two of the most critical elements of an education program in this environment. The success of the program and of the students relies heavily on communication and integration between:

  • Hospital teacher(s) and hospital floor staff—we connect daily during team meetings
  • Hospital teacher(s) and hospital leadership team—we connect quarterly during program review
  • Hospital teacher(s) and school districts—upon admission, we contact the child’s school district and then guidance counselor immediately
  • Hospital teacher(s) and parents—we are available to address questions and concerns from parents, as well as enlist their help when needed for communication with schools
  • Hospital teacher(s)—we have a network of teachers that work together to help each other improve

What Makes Us Succeed? The Teachers.

To drive success, it’s important that our teachers develop strong bonds with student-patients and their families.

  • First, we work with you to identify essential certifications and competencies that a teacher needs to have based on your knowledge of your population.
  • Second, we follow the steps outlined in Topgrading® to identify the top candidates for this position.
  • Third, we invite you to participate in the recruitment process. This can include but is not limited to, observing them teach during their demonstration day and/or conducting the final interview.
  • Last, and once hired, we implement Individual Development Plans and professional development activities that teachers participate in on a bi-weekly basis. Our network of teachers work and train together regularly to strengthen their skills in this environment.

We actively train and coach our teachers to be well rounded, passionate and to become an active member of the hospital and work family. We nurture our team of 70+ teachers with a variety of teaching licenses that allows us to work collaboratively and support each other in different instruction scenarios.

We hold our teachers to high standards including qualifications, performance, and education, and we make this very clear so that we can see what our teachers are doing at every step of the way. We’ve developed a three-tiered lesson plan approach, and focus on recruiting and developing teachers who have experience in multi-level and multi-subject class sessions.

These high quality lesson plans are age/grade appropriate and engaging, and we track this through a number of KPI’s, including attendance percentage.

How Can We Help You?

If you’re responsible for the education program for student-patients at a behavioral health center, we understand your unique set of challenges. Contact us to learn more about how education inc. can help you achieve your (and their) goals today.

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