Day Treatment Program for Children with Developmental & Behavioral Health Issues in Arkansas

Ascent Children’s Health Services offers children and families different options for day treatment services. Our mental health day treatment program is designed for children who are struggling with mental health disorders while our developmental delay day treatment program is for children who are struggling to meet developmental milestones. Enrollment in either of our day treatment programs is preceded by an intake evaluation, which is conducted by a fully qualified health professional. Information from the evaluation is used to assess the child’s developmental and emotional condition and the diagnosis will determine if our program would appropriately fit the needs of the child.

The treatment approaches and various therapies will be created after several assessments that will allow the treatment team to best create a plan of care that meets all of a child’s needs. Parents will be included in the creation of a treatment plan to make sure that care is consistent across the spectrum. All treatment plans are reviewed every 90 days to ensure each child is getting the most effective treatment for their unique needs. Changes to treatment plans are made when it is deemed necessary.

The mental healthcare professionals will work directly with the child and their parents to develop an individualized treatment plan which will then be approved by one of our dedicated physicians or psychiatrists. In the behavioral health day treatment program, each child’s treatment team will include a physician, various therapists, and a licensed mental healthcare professional who is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. The behavioral health day treatment program includes a variety of different treatment techniques such as individual therapy, group sessions, and family therapy.

The developmental healthcare professional will work directly with the child and their parents to develop an individualized treatment plan which will go to our dedicated physicians for approval. In our developmental health day treatment program, each child’s treatment team will include various healthcare professionals, a physician, and a number of therapists to help each child reach their developmental goals for treatment. Our developmental health day treatment program includes a variety of techniques employed by therapists, early childhood specialists, and medical health professionals as needed. Other methods may include psychological testing, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and play therapy sessions, all of which are provided by childhood developmental professionals and paraprofessionals.

When the treatment team determines that a child no longer needs the services provided in the day treatment program and can be effectively treated in a less restrictive environment, a discharge plan will be design to make a smooth transition into the child’s next level of care.