Preschool Day Treatment (PDT) is an Intensive Day Treatment program that consists of psychotherapy and skills training for three hours per day, 4 days a week. PDT serves children ages 3-6 who are exhibiting difficulties with social interactions and behavioral outbursts. PDT services includes a combination of family and individual services. These services are aimed to help the child function effectively at home, school and in the community, as well as address parenting and relationship needs within the family.
PDT is a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. Our focus is on social and emotional stability with a preschool feel. Program staff consist of a combination of therapist and skills practitioners who are trained in Developmental Repair. Developmental Repair focuses on supporting and/or restoring healthy interactions which are developmentally appropriate for each individual child’s age and experience.
Children appropriate for PDT often struggle with getting along with friends and family and struggle with severe temper tantrums. In PDT children learn how to recognize emotions, learn to use their words to replace aggressive behaviors and develop calming skills. PDT uses an intervention strategy called Developmental Repair and takes into consideration any trauma a child may have experienced which can often be the underlying issue causing the social and emotional difficulties.
Lighthouse Child & Family Services (LCFS) has a PDT program in Milaca and St. Cloud. Each program is able to have up to 7 children enrolled in the program. PDT programs run year round.
PDT is a billable service package only covered by MA and PMAP insurances. For families who aren’t able to provide transportation for their little ones, LCFS staff will help families secure transportation through their insurance.