New Focus Academy

New Focus Academy is a leading residential treatment program which utilizes a relationship-based, clinical approach to helping students gain practical life skills and develop confidence in their abilities to succeed.

Based in Utah, New Focus helps teens ages 13-17 who struggle with challenges such as autism spectrum disorder, low processing speed, and executive functioning issues that affect their ability to organize daily life and develop meaningful relationships.

New Focus Academy’s Multi-Dimensional Relational Approach is specifically designed to help students work towards establishing healthy relationships and developing important life skills.

New Focus utilizes research-based techniques to improve executive functioning development, cognitive training, social-emotional fluency, and other key skills which help students better understand and react to their surroundings. After learning research-based skills, students begin to generalize the skills they’ve gained and adapt them to a variety of situations.

Positive reinforcement techniques are used throughout programming to help students gain confidence in their ability to achieve lasting success.

Students are coached on an individual basis to develop social emotional fluency and adaptive life functioning skills such as keeping eye contact and resolving arguments. Additionally, students work with trained teachers and a neuropsychologist to help improve overall cognitive functioning through techniques such as neurofeedback and ‘brain training’.

contact

Phone: 801-471-9289

Email: brandon@newfocusacademy.com

locations

City: Heber City, Utah

Nearest Airport: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

admissions

Average Duration:  12 – 24 months.

Who we Help: Co-ed ages 13-17.

Examples of Student Profile:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
  • Low Processing Speed
  • Prenatal substance exposure
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Click Here to see New Focus Academy

A leading residential treatment program
  • Brandon S. Park, Ph.D.
    Brandon S. Park, Ph.D.
    Founder, Executive Director - New Focus Academy
Brandon S. Park, Ph.D.
Founder, Executive Director - New Focus Academy

I obtained my Bachelor degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in Psychology graduating with honors. I continued on at UNLV for my Masters and Doctoral degrees. While doing this my mind was drawn to the significance of the brain and cognitive processes, leading to studying neuropsychology for my Doctoral degree.

During my internship and post-doctoral studies, I worked with a wide array of clients suffering from traumatic brain damage, severe mental illness, fetal alcohol exposure, congenital/developmental disorders, anoxia, and stroke. Through this process, I learned about the power of cognitive rehabilitation, a dynamic field of looking at how we can improve brain function and went on to create a cognitive training program for 1200 patients at a state hospital.

As a neuropsychologist, I am passionate about the importance of using assessment to make changes in the lives of the people I work with. I will use those skills to understand the barriers and limitations of the students under my care, as well as predict the heights of their potential.

Through many great opportunities, I developed positive interactive approaches using an understanding of the brain-behavior relationship leading to significant improvements in the students I work with. I also began to see how properly designed adolescent programs could help students begin to take accountability for themselves, appreciate the power of their own choices, and assist families to improve the systems and interactions they need to have a rewarding relationship with their child. I am excited to bring my knowledge, experience, and an incredible team to you as we strive for success with your child.

Education