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New Focus Academy, a residential treatment program for adolescents ages 12-18 located in Heber City, Utah, works with students with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as those on the Autism Spectrum, with Attention Disorders (ADHD, ADD, etc.), Executive Functioning Deficits, and Learning Disorders by using coaching-based methods to help students develop valuable life skills and progress through the program. Dedicated coaches use a consistent positive reinforcement system in all aspects of treatment to provide the necessary feedback and support students need for social and academic growth.
Coaching Coordinator at New Focus Academy Brandon Phelps works with students and the coaching team to focus on coaching students to learn to make healthy decisions. Coaches work with students individually and also have weekly meetings with the treatment team to discuss progress and needs for each student. At New Focus, coaches give students many opportunities to learn and grow and give them a safe environment to make mistakes and thereby learn from them.
Another really unique and exciting part of New Focus Academy is the Vocational Development program. The team of exceptional coaches work closely with students to help them learn the fundamentals of getting a job and being a valuable employee. They learn how to write a résumé, how to handle themselves in a job interview, and how to prioritize their activities, and follow directions while on the job, and then how to manage the money they earn from working hard.
As students prove themselves in this environment and their employment experience grows, coaches then help them find, apply for and acquire jobs in the community. Giving students the opportunity for employment gives them a sense of real accomplishment and greater independence. When students experience that, their self-esteem improves, their resiliency increases, and their quality of life grows as they prove to themselves that they really can make healthy decisions that lead to positive results.
To learn more about the Vocational Development and Coaching program at New Focus Academy, visit https://newfocusacademy.com/coaching/ or call the program at (844) 313-6749.
About New Focus Academy
New Focus Academy is a therapeutic residential treatment program for adolescent boys ages 12-18 with neurodevelopmental disorders. Located in Heber City, Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City, New Focus Academy prepares struggling teen boys for a purpose-filled, independent life. New Focus Academy creates an environment of success using a positive reinforcement approach and empowering students to take small steps leading to big changes and overall wellness.