The First Step to Change
The patented Youth-Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ) is a powerful assessment tool that lets us track teen’s problem behaviors. With the Y-OQ, we can target behaviors that need to change, and also measure improvement. Also, the assessment will help to determine whether or not Discovery Academy is a good fit for your teen.
The Y-OQ looks at six different kinds of behaviors found in troubled teens and places them on a scale. This is a vital step in helping your son or daughter. When you measure problem behaviors, you can approach them in a targeted way. When you see improvements in your teen’s Y-OQ score, you can be confident that his or her behavior is improving also.
Powerful, Patented Assessment
To explain in detail, the six different behaviors measured by the Y-OQ are:
Intrapersonal Distress (ID): The ID scale measures levels of emotional distress. Symptoms of emotional distress include anxiety, depression, and self-harm.
Somatic (S): The S scale measures perceived physical wellness. For example, this type of problem could include headaches, dizziness, and pain or weakness in joints.
Interpersonal Relations (IR): The IR scale represents relationships with other people. A teen’s level of aggression, defiance, and ability to make and maintain friendships are aspects of IR.
Social Problems (SP): The SP scale measures tendency to break social rules. This could be exemplified by behaviors like destruction of property, substance abuse, and inappropriate sexual behavior.
Behavioral Dysfunction (BD): The BD scale measures ability to organize tasks. The types of behaviors measured include the ability to complete schoolwork assignments, concentrate, and handle frustrating situations.
Critical Items (CI): This scale attempts to identify behaviors that may need immediate intervention beyond standard outpatient treatment, such as day treatment or residential care. Behaviors that may require immediate intervention include obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
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