Specialty Treatment Facilities

Programs With Specific Patient And Client Populations Have Different Needs

We offer flexible educational programs that compliment your population’s unique needs.

School-age patients & clients that are receiving treatment at your program face a number of challenges, and no single situation is the same as the last. This is also true for their educational needs. Students in these settings need individual attention and they want to feel some amount of control. They need more than a teacher—they need someone to provide normalcy and engagement. Our academics programs are available virtually and in-person (in certain geographies).

LearnWell focuses on three key areas to help you ensure that you and your patients/clients accomplish your goals:
Quality and Compliance
In most cases, children at substance use facilities and eating disorder programs 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. In some private pay programs it can even be included in a daily rate if desired.
Academic Credit
Our high level of communication with schools provides your school-age patients and clients with their own school work, allowing them to get academic credit. In some cases even attendance credit (dependent state to state). Students without access to their own work gain access to our proven and custom curriculum—which they also receive credit for.

“I have been impressed by [the teacher’s] ability to meet the needs of all the students, especially since they tend to be high achieving and overloaded with AP classes! She has made the process very smooth and efficient for us, families trust the process, and the opportunity to receive help with school work and have designated time for it has allowed the patients to focus better on their treatment when they’re not in academic time…”

Walden Behavioral Care

We help you ensure school-age patient engagement

Academic continuity is key and integration with students, parents, and schools is critical.

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 student-patients relies heavily on communication and integration between:


Teacher(s) and treatment center/recovery program center floor staff—we connect daily

Teacher(s) and treatment center/recovery program leadership team—we connect monthly during program review
Teacher(s) and school districts—upon admission, we contact the child’s school district and then guidance counselor

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

Teacher(s) and treatment center/recovery program teacher(s)—we have a network of teachers that work together to help each other improve

What is our best asset? Our teachers

To drive success, it’s important that our teachers develop strong bonds with school-age 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 a structured interview process 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 an ongoing basis. Our network of teachers work and train together regularly to strengthen their skills in this environment.

How Can We Help You?

If you’re responsible for the education program for school-age patients/clients at substance use facilities or eating disorder programs, we understand your unique set of challenges. Contact us to learn more about how LearnWell can help enhance your center/program today.