The adolescent years demand a lot from any teen. For teens with ADHD, these years tend to be especially difficult. These individuals often struggle to keep up with daily demands because they struggle to maintain focus, manage time, and control their impulses. This results in many teens with ADHD to feel discouraged and inadequate. They may respond to this stress by withdrawing or acting out and in turn, bring additional stress into the home.
This daily struggle is heartbreaking for any parent to see. However, there are several steps parents can take to build their relationship with their teen and create peace in the home. Most of all, parents must remember it is their responsibility to provide their teen with the support they need. In some circumstances, the best thing for a teen with ADHD is a credible, wilderness therapy program such as Vantage Point by Aspiro. Vantage Point teaches teens tenacity, self-efficacy, confidence, and self-control through tangible lessons and loops of cause and effect. For teens with ADHD, wilderness therapy can make a significant difference in their ability to absorb and process information. Even in the most extreme cases, any teen with ADHD can improve with the right treatment. Teens who once struggled to focus in school and interact with others can become creative and thriving individuals with a clear and unique voice.
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About Vantage Point by Aspiro
Vantage Point is a specialized offshoot of Aspiro Adventure, the program that pioneered wilderness adventure therapy. Vantage Point focuses on helping students with executive function disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Nonverbal Learning Disorders, among others.
The Vantage Point programs are designed to build self-efficacy in our students through overwhelming mastery experiences – our students accomplish goals they never believed possible, which creates a belief that they are capable of changing their own lives for the better. We focus specifically on social dynamics and social skills to help our students connect with others and feel like they can be a part of the world. Experiential Learning is a tenet of our philosophy and our program. Paired with ongoing individual therapy and targeting specific areas for growth, our wilderness therapy programs are proven successful by outcome studies and are overseen by experienced Field Guides and clinical professionals