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Academics at Vantage Point by Aspiro:

Tailored to Students with a Learning Disability, ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or Nonverbal Learning Disorder Some Vantage Point by Aspiro students have been diagnosed with a learning disability that has contributed to their academic struggles. Vantage Point students have the opportunity to continue their education while in wilderness therapy treatment. In addition, the academic work our students do helps us in our overall functional assessment by allowing our treatment team to further understand and observe how the students learn, process information, and organize their tasks, particularly in those students who do have a learning disability, ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Nonverbal Learning Disorder. Through a combination of written work, continuous wilderness therapy field trips, and experiential education, Vantage Point by Aspiro provides students the opportunity to earn high school credits.  Most students earn on average 1.75 credits during a 54-day stay. Students spend time nearly every day completing written work and reading assignments. Skillfully-trained staff also take the students through a series of wilderness therapy field trips and activities where students “experience” learning firsthand. Vantage Point by Aspiro: Working With Students Who Have a Learning Disability, ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Nonverbal Learning Disorder This experiential learning provides students the ability to operate and process certain things “in the moment,” otherwise known as “In Vivo” therapy. This aspect of wilderness therapy helps to teach students who may have a learning disability, ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Nonverval Learning Disorder, or other cognitive challenges what they do not typically understand, in a way that makes it more “normal.” Typically, a student will earn the following credit hours:
  • Language Arts 1/2 credit
  • PE 1/2 credit (can be doubled to 1 credit based on the length of stay)
  • Outdoor Living. 1/2 credit
  • Mental Health 1/4 credit (can be doubled to 1/2 credit based on the length of stay)
  • Geology 1/4 credit
Additional classes may be provided or supported under special circumstances. Upon completion of requirements, an official transcript will be issued by Advanced ED. AdvancED was created through a 2006 merger of the PreK-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)—and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2011. At a parent’s request, a complete learning evaluation and psychological assessment may be completed while the child is in the program for an additional fee. Please contact us for additional information and associated costs.  
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