New Frontiers in Learning’s skilled advisors provide the support and skills needed for individuals transitioning to adulthood from high school or college. Some individuals struggle with a “failure to launch”, or an inability to leave home and support themselves. Our coaches set up customized programs for each student, to understand the unique challenges they are facing, and developing a plan to help the student transition to adulthood. Students can meet with our coaches in one of our regional offices or through virtual sessions.
With coaching support, students learn how to develop various independence skills such as self-monitoring, initiating tasks, coping with obstacles, etc.
New Frontiers in Learning’s skilled career advisors provide career development coaching to individuals who may benefit from assistance with time management, organizational needs, and initiating and follow through behaviors necessary to find and sustain meaningful employment. This can include cover letter and resume building, interview prep and follow-up, job identification, and job search and retention.
Executive functioning skills are a set of processes that manage, control, and regulate one’s other cognitive processes, and include such skills as inhibition, planning, organization, and working memory. Students use their own assignments and responsibilities to build competence for survival in today’s world. Executive functioning instruction focuses on skills such as organization, planning, prioritizing, self-monitoring, goal setting, and time management.
Self-advocacy is the ability to represent oneself, one’s views, and interests. Students develop their ability to seek out appropriate supports and resources when necessary, while receiving advocacy support from their coaches.
Social communication is a set of verbal and nonverbal skills that one utilizes in order to navigate relationships in work, life, and academia. Students learn how to be active listeners, stay on track in conversations, know when to change the conversation path, know how to decline and initiate social invitations, develop interview skills, and discuss their concerns with peers. Transitioning to adulthood becomes much easier with good social communication skills.