Who We Help
Daniels Academy has been designed for students that have struggled in academic or social settings due to learning disabilities or differences. These differences are most commonly labeled:
- Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD)
- Aspergers Syndrome
- Attention disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD or NOS)
- Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder (SPCD)
Learning disabilities or differences often make a traditional school setting stressful and challenging. Unfortunately many teens deal with this stress in unhealthy ways. These coping patterns may include:
- Social withdrawal
- Technology or substance abuse
- Opposition and anger
- Avoidance of challenging situations
- Sustained or periodic patterns of depression
People struggling to understand and manage their learning disabilities or differences benefit from a strength-based development approach. Daniels Academy helps teens redirect energy toward healthier ways of managing the stress and anxiety that comes from learning disabilities or differences. It further seeks to sustain an environment that reduces anxiety and teaches each student more about themselves and their personal pathways to success.
Most often students with learning disabilities or differences benefit from close relationships in a small intimate setting. Daniels Academy is a small boarding school for boys with no more than 37 students enrolled at any given time. Each of our residences reflect a natural home environment and are designed to support the needs and developmental focuses of our students. Students receive individual attention and mentoring daily by caring staff who understand the nature of learning disabilities or differences. Each student is considered individual with unique strengths, talents and needs. The Daniels Academy team develops an individualized educational and treatment plan for each student.