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Sorensons Ranch School is a therapeutic learning environment that helps troubled teens
Sorenson’s Ranch School assists students through a structured therapeutic approach.
By: Vad Mineev
Troubled teens and struggling youth often need help in many different areas. Sorenson’
Small class sizes allow teachers to individualize teaching methods for each student and assist students that may be behind in their schoolwork. Sorenson’s Ranch is located in Koosharem, Utah. Because of our location and ranch environment we have the option to engage in experiential learning processes. Experiential learning is learning by doing rather than by talking and listening. Experiential learning begins on day one.
Each new student at Sorenson’s begins their stay with a week of feeding the animals and doing chores on the ranch. Students may also have the opportunity to raise and care for a lamb or a pig. Students also have the opportunity to play sports such as football, volleyball, and basketball and participate in activities such as fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding and many more. These are all experiences that afford us the freedom to let students learn by making decisions, working through problems, and finding answers on their own. This helps students to begin to solve issues on their own and work on their own communication skills.
Horses can help teens become more self-aware by allowing the troubled teens to experience an array of different emotions. Therapy in collaboration with nature can help students overcome addiction, anger, defiance, depression and many other problems facing troubled youth today. Horses hold very deep emotions for people. Youth enrolled in Sorenson’s Ranch School are able to receive therapy in conjunction with a very unique and very successful horse program. Students receive expert instruction from qualified counselors that have experience with equine assisted psychotherapy.
Sorenson’s Ranch has been using equine therapy for more than fifty years. A residential treatment center that uses horse therapy can be much more effective for troubled youth. Students at Sorenson’s Ranch not only receive the therapeutic environment that they need, but also receive many life skills that will help them throughout their lives.
Individual and group therapy sessions are delivered traditionally and through experiential learning. There are many advantages to learning while doing the many activities offered at Sorenson’s Ranch School. In addition to working with a therapist, each student is assigned an individual case manager who provides daily one-on-one contact with the student and weekly contact with parents. Parents are also able to monitor activities and progress through a secure login to the parent pages website.
Sorenson’s Ranch helps troubled teens and struggling youth through a structured learning environment. Sorenson’
Visit Sorenson’s Ranch School or call the admissions office at 1-800-455-4590.
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Sorenson's Ranch School
410 North 100 East, Koosharem, Utah, USA, 84744