Maine Parents Find a Better Understanding of Their Children Thanks to ADHD Boarding Schools
Maine parents whose child has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder often have many questions and concerns. They may feel embarrassed or misinformed by believing it is solely a parenting issue. Unfortunately, ADHD is associated with several myths, including:
My Child Will Grow Out of It: This used to be a popular belief among doctors and parents. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some estimates show as many as 85% of those diagnosed with ADHD have symptoms into their adult life. Teens with ADHD can live successful, independent lives by making environmental adjustments, taking advantage of their strengths, and learning proper coping skills.
Medications Will Cure It: Symptoms of ADHD never go away, but they may change over time. Adolescents may be able to eventually end medication therapy if they can successfully learn to organize their lives and use proven techniques to manage their condition.
ADHD is caused by poor parenting: ADHD is a brain-based syndrome having to do with the way the brain communicates and regulates neurotransmitters. Although poor parenting does not cause the disorder, inconsistent parenting could worsen the symptoms of behaviors of ADHD, as it can be challenging to manage.
In more severe cases ADHD boarding schools may be the answer. Their intensive therapeutic approaches teach those struggling with ADHD to live healthy, independent lives. New Focus Academy can provide the help, support, and structure your Maine teen with ADHD needs based on their individual strengths.
We use clinically sophisticated treatments as part of our holistic approach to help your child in all areas of life. Parents also learn the best approaches to parenting their child with ADHD to ensure success in the future.
If you have considered an ADHD boarding school for your child, New Focus Academy can help. Call (844) 313-6749 to learn more about how we can help change your child’s life!
Maine Teens Prepare for an Independent Life at ADHD Boarding Schools
You may know the day-to-day struggles your child struggling with ADHD or other neurodevelopmental disorders faces and wonder about their future success. Some days, it just feels reassuring that your child goes to school on time, makes it through classes, and returns safely. The unique needs and strengths of children with ADHD may not be addressed appropriately in a traditional classroom to prepare for their futures.
ADHD boarding schools recognize that traditional classrooms may not always provide adequate support for children struggling to prepare for the future. New Focus Academy seeks to give each child a chance for independent living with their holistic residential program.
Helping Families Create A Plan & A Purpose For Their Child
At New Focus Academy, students earn credits leading to high school graduation and gain the necessary skills to function in the working world by learning to prepare for life in a variety of ways.
At New Focus Academy, Maine teens work closely with clinical staff who support them by:
– Building on a student’s strengths by teaching and practicing daily life skills.
– Preparing for the workforce with a hands-on vocational program. Students may also get the opportunity to work a real job in the community.
– Using an evidence-based program to improve a student’s overall cognitive functioning.
– Working with each student’s unique social needs to develop better interpersonal skills.
– Using intensive therapy and coaching to help build emotional resilience and self-confidence.
– Incorporating healthy habits into their lifestyles through meal planning and preparation and daily physical fitness activities.
New Focus Academy has helped families of struggling Maine teens heal and find success. Call (844) 313-6749 to learn about how we can help your family!
New Focus Academy helps teens struggling with challenges such as:
Issues related to sensory problems.
Issues caused by traumatic brain injuries.
Issues related to nonverbal learning disorder.
Challenges related to fetal alcohol syndrome.
Social Pragmatic Communication Disorders.
Struggling with issues related to rigidity.
Lack skills to socialize effectively.
Working memory related issues.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Failing school due to learning or behavioral issues.
Struggling in school due to learning challenges.
Issues related to mood disorders like depression.
Level 1 Autism.
Processing speed related difficulties.
Issues related to developmental immaturity.
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