Learning effective conversation skills ranks as one of the most important social abilities that many of our students need to accomplish. They have challenges in talking too much, taking turns, listening, perseverating on inappropriate topics, sharing the same interests as their peers, and responding when people are trying to communicate. A lack of social skills can also affect students in many areas beyond making and keeping friends. It can impact classroom performance, behaviors, and self esteem.
New Horizons Academy’s Life Skills Programs are designed to teach students the skills necessary to gain meaningful employment and function as successfully as possible within the jobs in which they will be engaged. Our multi-faceted curriculum consists of both classroom instruction and real-life job training practice within the school community.