Preferred Deaf Behavioral Health Treatment Program

Little Creek Behavioral Health in Conway, Arkansas, offers comprehensive, personalized mental and behavioral health services for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our specialized residential treatment track for deaf or hard-of-hearing young people accepts patients ages 12-18.

Who We Serve

Admissions information for our specialized treatment track, for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing

Little Creek Behavioral Health offers long-term residential care for children and adolescents ages 12-18 whose lives have been impacted by a variety of mental and behavioral health challenges. Our psychiatric residential facility for children and adolescents in Conway, Arkansas, includes a specialized treatment track for young people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

All admissions decisions at Little Creek Behavioral Health are made on an individual basis following a close review of each young person’s history and needs. This policy applies to all prospective patients, including those who are being considered for admission into our specialized treatment track for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing.

In general terms, our specialized treatment track for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing loss accepts young people who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be between the ages of 6 and 17 (patients may remain in treatment with us past their 18th birthday, but they must be 17 or younger upon admission)
  • Are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Have been experiencing significant mental or behavioral health challenges, such as anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other effects of trauma, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), conduct disorder, psychotic disorder, intellectual or developmental disabilities, or self-harm

Typical length of stay at Little Creek Behavioral Health is six to 12 months, though this can be extended based on each young person’s needs and progress. Children and adolescents who receive care in our specialized residential treatment track for young people who are deaf or hard of hearing may stay in treatment for up to 18-24 months if clinically appropriate.

For additional details about the admissions process at our specialized treatment track for deaf or hard-of-hearing children and adolescents in Conway, Arkansas, please contact us directly. The more we understand about each young person’s needs, the better we can help you decide if our facility has the solutions you’ve been seeking.

Comprehensive Therapeutic Support

Customized mental health programming for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing

Little Creek Behavioral Health provides an array of personalized therapeutic interventions to help children and adolescents who have been experiencing significant mental or behavioral health challenges. Our long-term residential programming allows us to work closely with young people over an extended period of time to help them make lasting positive changes.

We employ a variety of therapeutic modalities, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). To help young people who are dealing with PTSD or other effects of trauma, we also provide eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

All young people who participate in our specialized treatment track for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing have access to the full scope of services our facility provides.

The sole difference between programming for hearing patients and those who are deaf or hard of hearing is that we provide the necessary adaptations to ensure that deaf or hard-of-hearing patients can fully engage in and benefit from all services and activities.

Within our specialized treatment track for deaf or hard-of-hearing children and adolescents at our residential facility in Conway, Arkansas, services are provided by both hearing staff members and caregivers who are themselves deaf or hard of hearing.

All professionals who work with young people in our specialized treatment track have the training and experience necessary to provide the highest quality of care to young people within this population. Our therapeutic staff is composed of licensed clinicians, including master’s- and Ph.D.-level professionals.

The following are examples of the services we provide to young people in our specialized residential treatment track for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing:

Individual therapy – Each young person typically takes part in at least one individual therapy session per week, with additional sessions available based on need.

Group therapy – Deaf and hard-of-hearing patients may take part in several groups during each treatment day. We offer many types of groups, including process groups, rehabilitation groups, and life skills groups.

Family therapy – Family therapy sessions are scheduled at the frequency that best meets the specific needs and goals of each child or adolescent. Depending on each young person’s custody status, family therapy sessions may involve parents, other legal guardians, or case managers.

Our medical staff is also available to provide basic medical care, including medication management services, to young people who are participating in our specialized treatment track for youths who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Patients who receive medication management services have weekly meetings with a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. A board-certified psychiatrist directs all medication management services within our specialized treatment track for young people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Individualized Educational Programming

Personalized educational services for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing

In addition to receiving comprehensive, personalized therapeutic services, each deaf or hard-of-hearing young person who heals at our residential treatment center for children and adolescents in Conway, Arkansas, also takes part in a dynamic educational program.

All patients at Little Creek Behavioral Health attend our on-site school from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., five days a week.

Each child or adolescent participates at the most appropriate grade level as determined by their age, ability level, and prior academic achievement. Classes are taught by certified special education teachers, with therapeutic staff also present in the classroom to provide support and reinforce positive behaviors.

We provide all deaf and hard-of-hearing youths with the necessary accommodations to ensure that they receive maximum benefit from their academic experience at Little Creek Behavioral Health in Conway, Arkansas. Individualized attention, personalized instruction, and comprehensive support are hallmarks of academic services within our specialized treatment track for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing.

For more information about our educational programming, or for answers to any questions you may have about services for deaf or hard-of-hearing children and adolescents at Little Creek Behavioral Health in Conway, Arkansas, please contact us at your earliest convenience. A member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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