Raising a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder comes with its share of quirks. Puberty is a difficult time for every person in the world; adding a neurodevelopmental disorder can further complicate matters. For many parents, finding a program that fits their 13 to 18-year-old child can prove rather complicated – oftentimes programs are focused either on younger children or older ones. Residential treatment, however, offers that perfect middle ground that bridges the gap for adolescents on the spectrumadolescents on the spectrum
Adolescents on the spectrum face unique challenges. Since humans are, by nature, social beings, having a group of true friends can make all the difference. Given the nature of neurodevelopmental disorders, it can sometimes be hard for adolescents on the spectrum to connect with others. Many adolescents on the spectrum experience trouble reading social cues and, consequently, are subject to miscommunication. As a result, only too many adolescents on the spectrum give up trying altogether. Fortunately, there is good news: choosing a residential treatment program can help your child find new friends, learn new skills, and, simply put, have the time of their life.

Benefits of Choosing Residential Treatment for Adolescents on the Spectrum

There are many benefits to choosing residential treatment for your child. For one, by targeting a specific age range, residential treatment helps ensure that adolescents can receive the guidance that adolescents require. Very few teens want to (willingly) spend time with younger children – and teens on the spectrum are no exception to the rule. Moreover, by targeting a specific age range, it is much easier to find friends with similar interests. Building a community is at the heart of residential treatment.
Residential treatment combines numerous types of therapeutic approaches that can best fit your child’s needs. Professional, caring staff ensures that your child has the best (and most helpful) experience possible. State-of-the-art facilities allow your child to explore themselves. A personalized approach builds on your child’s strengths and encourages them to try new things (at their own pace).
The system is founded on respect. With residential treatment, your child is not a “patient”: they are an individual. Children who enter the program become part of a family that lasts a lifetime. With the aid of residential treatment, your child will be ready for a happy and healthy adulthood.

Seven Stars Can Help

If you have a 13 to 18-year-old son of daughter struggling with emotional and behavioral issues as a result of their neurodevelopmental disorder, Seven Stars might be able to help. Call us, at 844-601-1167, today for more information on our adventure therapy program and how we can help.