If Your Teen Has ADHD, Our Boarding School Can Help
If you’re reading this, it’s likely your adolescent boy or girl has Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The good news is that ADHD is a well-researched disorder, for which there a number of highly effective treatments. The less-than-good news is that the variety and types of treatment options can make matters all the more confusing for a teen and/or for parent(s) or guardian(s).
ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, and the number of school age kids diagnosed is estimated by some to be as high as 16%.* While there is a lot of controversy swirling around ADHD, the genuineness of the disorder is not in dispute among healthcare professionals. As a parent or guardian of an ADHD teen, you are probably by now well acquainted with the symptoms (whether these are of the inattentive or impulsive/ hyperactive variety – or both).
And as you know, ADHD can cause tremendous hardship and frustration for teens and their families. In both severe and borderline cases, a combination of therapies is frequently recommended. Pharmacological remedies can be very effective – but these are not the only solution, especially for borderline cases. ADHD counselors and clinical specialists frequently refer teens and their families accredited therapeutic boarding school for treatment.
Here are a few reasons why a therapeutic boarding school may make sense for your teen:
- A teen with ADHD can struggle in a standard academic environment – one that’s not equipped to deal sensitively and effectively with ADHD behaviors. A therapeutic boarding school, staffed with trained clinicians and teachers, is especially designed to provide the help and guidance for teens with various degrees or types of ADHD.
- ADHD is not a learning disorder, per se, but it often manifests itself in terms of significant learning difficulties. Ideally, therefore, a teen with ADHD will find a boarding school where learning strategies can be adjusted appropriately. It can make all the difference, for instance, if the learning pace or academic emphasis is calibrated to ADHD-specific needs. And in the process, academic standards need not be compromised; on the contrary, your teen’s native abilities can be unleashed at long last! In the specialized environment of a therapeutic boarding school, your struggling teen is likely to discover resources and guidance he or she has been lacking – and thus finally make real headway at school.
- Teens with ADHD characteristically exhibit maladaptive behaviors – including varying degrees of social dysfunction. A therapeutic boarding school has the benefit of offering a struggling teen a new setting, one where he or she will not feel outcast or “different.” While highly structured, such a school also provides a healing space –time away from the home and school environment where maladaptive behavior – as well as the attached stigmas – are likely to have become established and entrenched.
- A therapeutic boarding school isn’t cheap, but it’s well worth it. Turning Winds Academic Institute, for instance, is one of the best-rated therapeutic boarding schools in the country, and offers a variety of excellent financing, as well as partial scholarship options. The point to remember is that an ADHD teen who fails to get meaningful help will likely struggle and flail in school and ultimately in society, as an adult. When things get to this stage, the sheer waste in energy and productivity, in foregone happiness, is incalculable. Therapeutic boarding schools offer an effective pathway out of the downward spiral that un-managed ADHD often imposes. And the value of that simply can’t be overstated. Our ADHD boarding school can help your teen! Contact us to find out more.