Characteristics & Diagnoses

Girls at New Leaf Academy typically struggle with behaviors such as:

    Immaturity
    Impulsivity
    Inability to Manage Emotions
    Defiance Toward Parents
    Self-Centeredness
    Difficulty Reading Social Cues
    Trouble Making and/or Keeping Friends
    Tantrums
    Difficulty Maintaining Grade Level Performance
    Lack of Respect for Adults
    Inability to Adhere to Rules or Limits
    Easily Influenced by Others (No Sense of Self)
    Disorganization
    School Refusal
    Loss of Interest/Participation in Activities Previously Enjoyed

 

She may have been diagnosed with:

    Anxiety Disorder
    Depression
    Bi-Polar Disorder
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Non-Verbal Learning Disorder
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    School and/or Social Phobias
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    Mood Disorder
    Attachment Issues
    Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

A typical New Leaf Academy girl has NOT yet experienced significant issues with substance use, sexual acting out, criminal behavior, running away for extended periods or distances. We will evaluate the history of each girl to ensure that she is an appropriate candidate for admission.