Programs like Telos come in all shapes and sizes. There are positives to both large and small. It is proven that program size is an important factor in treatment effectiveness.
For example, smaller programs (10-12 students) are intimate and individualized, while larger programs (50+ students) allow students to apply new skills in a setting that mirrors real life. After much research and experimentation, Telos has achieved the benefits of both small and larger settings.
Your child will be a member of a small apartment (8-12 students-depending on the campus). This team functions like a “program within a program.” They will receive intimate, highly individualized care. As she/he progresses, portions of their day will be spent mingling with the larger population, allowing them to “road-test” their skills in a setting that more fully prepares them for life outside treatment.
The larger campus provides areas where testing skills are encouraged like the fitness center, full-sized gym, common areas and even having neighboring apartments to visit. This real world setting gives powerful opportunities to learn and expand social skills in a safe environment.