FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of program is Northwest Passage?
What is your staff to client ratio?
What is a Neuropsychologist?
The expertise applied by our Neuropsychologists allows them to comprehensively address the complex needs of children in a way that other Clinical Psychologists cannot. By determining a child’s strengths and weaknesses, we identify roadblocks that are preventing a child from reaching their potential. In addition to evaluating a client’s cognitive abilities and personality, our Neuropsychologists can address questions of memory, language, executive skills (problem solving), visual-perceptual skills, fine motor skills, attention, concentration, comprehension and academic abilities.
Our Neuropsychologists can also go far beyond assessment for the most common mental health challenges and make assessments for specialized disorders such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizure Disorders, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Autism.
What is the age range of the clients you serve?
How will my child's education be addressed at Northwest Passage?
What are the visitation/calling policies?
Does Northwest Passage have access to psychiatric services?
Northwest Passage has a full-time board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner available to meet with the children and cater to their unique psychiatric needs at all times.
How do you assess treatment outcomes?
At Northwest Passage we are interested in evaluating our treatment programs and assessing treatment outcomes in support of our mission to restore hope for the children and families we serve. To accomplish this we ask all youth in our Prairieview and Riverside programs and their parents or guardians to complete the Youth Outcome Questionnaire (YOQ). The YOQ is a valid and reliable tool that measures treatment progress for children and adolescents, and is designed to reflect the amount of distress a child or adolescent is experiencing.
We ask youth and their parents to complete the YOQ at the time of admission, discharge, and every 90 days for the first year after discharge. Youth also complete the YOQ every 90 days during their time at Northwest Passage, and those results are used to monitor individual progress.
If you are interested in learning more about treatment outcomes at Northwest Passage, please contact Anna Pearson, Quality Improvement Specialist at AnnaP@nwpltd.org.
How does Northwest Passage differ from other programs?
Our caring staff provide unique support to each of our clients and help them develop a sense of self worth as well as skills for developing and maintaining healthy relationships in their own lives. We help our clients not only learn about themselves, but learn about those around them including their families and communities.