Okay, for this story we bring up a truly exceptional young man-in more ways than one!
Angel came to us as a young man with extreme trouble with concentration and focus. Acronyms like ADD and ADHD were used early and often before he came to us.In class, he had serious problems concentrating for more than a minute or two at a time. Our teachers would have him sit close to them so they could repeatedly “bring him back” every time his attention wandered. A tap on the arm, calling his name, etc. just to keep him with the rest of the class.Over time Angel’s concentration improved and he was better able to focus on classwork. We were also pleased to see his relationships with peers and parents improve as he matured into a responsible, hard-working young man. He was continually willing to help both staff and other students and was a fine example of what can be accomplished with hard work and consistency.He graduated from Fieldstone with the GPA and study skills to succeed in college. Good work Angel!