All Kinds of News for May 09, 2018
Vantage Point offers a very focused method of treatment which addresses the behavioral, cognitive, and relationship challenges that are often present with learning disabilities and level one autism. These challenges include academic difficulties, cognitive rigidity, limited friendships, parent-child conflict, poor organizational skills, technology and gaming overuse, impulsivity, verbal aggression, anxiety, depression, and unhealthy hygiene or eating habits.
These struggles require a more focused method of treatment than what standard wilderness therapy programs provide. Vantage Point, offers a more comprehensive opportunity for assessment and treatment for students with learning differences. Vantage Point therapists are highly trained in working with these learning differences and treatment modalities, and they focus solely on students in the Vantage Point program. The guides also have specialized training in use of techniques and best treatment practices for working with this population.
The Vantage Point program utilizes adventure therapy, as well as numerous executive functioning training techniques and social skill building activities. Some of these include art therapy, group sports, ultimate frisbee or kickball, social games, cooking lessons, brain puzzles, team building on a challenge course, and relay races. These things provide an opportunity for students to strengthen social skills, develop the group milieu, build confidence, increase awareness of themselves and others, and more. The Vantage Point program also employs Aspiro’s research-based model to exemplify healthy relationships, increase self-esteem, and foster a sense of autonomy through skill enhancement.
To learn more, please visit our new website at: https://vantagepointaspiro.com/
With treatment-specific programs located in Utah and Costa Rica, Aspiro’s mission is to be the most clinically-advanced outdoor behavioral health program in the world, providing safe, dynamic, highly effective treatment modalities that are backed by empirical research. Aspiro Wilderness Adventure Therapy is a short-term wilderness program serving adolescents ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-28 with varying degrees of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.