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’.
City: Heber City, Utah
Nearest Airport: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
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)