Our therapists are fully invested in every aspect of our student’s life. They are extremely passionate about helping young men recognize their potential and develop a greater sense of self. A key aspect of skill development is helping our students to manage the varying degrees of anxiety they experience on a daily basis. Our therapists use research-based practices as a foundation for intervention when teaching young men who are challenged by ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, or Autism. At Black Mountain Academy, we implement clinical best practices aimed at improving:
- Social Skills: We teach our students to evaluate concrete perspectives; appreciate the thoughts and feelings of others; and co-regulate through creative social problem solving.
- Self-awareness and determination: We teach our students to set goals, evaluate their progress, change strategies when needed (adaptation), and to never give up.
- Self-regulation, emotional awareness, and flexibility: We teach our students to focus on things they can control and to practice coping skills that positively impact their situation.
- Initiation, executive function, and life skills: We teach our students how to appropriately initiate and monitor behaviors such as social interactions, emotion regulation, organization, independent life skills, and electronic use.