4 Elements of a Credible Adventure Therapy Program for Your Teen with Executive Function Deficits

Finding the right wilderness adventure therapy program for your teen can be an overwhelming process. However, once you find and enroll your teen in the right program, many parents find their child has become less stressed, more adaptable, and better integrated in social situations as a result of the program. To find success, it is crucial to look for the following four elements of a wilderness adventure therapy program:

  1. Program adability
  2. A multidisciplinary approach
  3. A variety of experiences
  4. Emphasis on basic functioning skills

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4 Ways to Build Social Skills in Teens with Executive Function Deficits

If your child has social issues due to their executive function deficits, it was likely upsetting to both you and your child. Fortunately, there are several actions you can take to help your child work through these weaknesses. Early intervention can help you identify and support your child’s unique weaknesses. However because the brain continues to develop into early adulthood, intervention can be helpful at any age. The goal is to identify your child’s specific areas of difficulty and find strategies that help. Growth-promoting environments provide teens with the opportunity to practice necessary skills before they have to apply them in a real-life setting. Common interventions for teens with executive function deficits include:

  1. Providing Support at Home
  2. Simplified Social Environments
  3. Practicing Social Scripts
  4. Finding a Passion

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