Who We Work With
New Frontiers in Learning works with a wide variety of individuals, ranging in age and ability level but sharing a common theme—a desire to move towards independence, and a recognition that self-advocacy and executive functioning skills are at the root of their potential success.
Our typical client may struggle with various learning differences, executive dysfunction, and/or social skill deficits. We also work with individuals who have had a difficult time adjusting to independence after substance abuse or mental health issues, or international students having trouble integrating into the American educational system. Many clients have had a history of struggling with academics in some capacity and/or finding sustained employment. Lacking skills in areas such as executive functioning, self-advocacy, self-awareness, active problem solving, and help-seeking can lead to stress, anxiety, or avoidant behaviors. We help individuals build their repertoire of skills to alleviate these symptoms, and provide them the support to handle their day to day responsibilities at school, work, or life, in general. We see our clients through the lens of independence; and so, with a focus on scaffolding and guided practice, our goal is to move our clients towards internalizing skills to encourage autonomy. Aside from assisting our clients directly in integrating with their school or employment environment, we also offer a range of transition programs, such as:
- College Transition: Our program for sudents that have been accepted to, and are getting ready to attend, college.
- Transitioning to Adulthood: Our trained advisors provide the support and skills needed fpr individuals transitioning to adulthood from high school or college.
- Life Coaching: NFIL’s life coaching builds a network of supports for individuals establishing themselves as independent adults.
- College Readiness: A summer program for students that are interested in preparing for the rigors of college life.
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