ADHD /Executive Function Coaching for Teens and College Students
School and its accompanying expectations can sometimes become a tremendous burden for students. The time commitments, strenuous course loads, and concerns about the next step, be it college or vocation, can take their toll on both the student and their family.
For students who have ADHD and Executive Function challenges, the struggles can be more significant than what their peer’s experience. Homework may take longer and be more challenging to manage. Creating and maintaining organization may not come easily. Managing time to get schoolwork done, having sufficient sleep, and still having quality interests and leisure time may seem like an impossible task.
ADHD Coaching Can Mean the Difference Between Success and Failure
It is not unusual for teens and college students to want to take a more active role in managing their own schedules and plans. In fact, it is a healthy progression towards independence. Parents themselves sometimes grapple with knowing when and how to pull back to provide the space their children need to chart their own course.
A certified ADHD Coach who is specifically trained and educated in helping young adults can help ease the transition, provide the support and teach the skills necessary to help students succeed and thrive. A Coach is not a therapist or a tutor, rather an advocate and partner to help individuals reach their full potential and achieve their goals.
How Does ADHD Coaching Help?
An ADHD Coach collaborates with you to help you achieve the goals you set and help you develop tools and strategies to better manage the steps along the way. It’s genuinely a wonderful process of partnering to help you evaluate your challenges and establish new methods of addressing them.
Coaching usually involves weekly sessions and includes brief check-ins during the week to help with accountability toward your goals.
How Long Does Coaching Take?
Parents and students understandably ask this question, anticipating the expense and time needed for coaching. The answer, however, is it depends. Successful coaching outcomes depend on the coach and student (the “client”) creating a mutually respectful relationship based on honest communication, trust, and confidentiality. A coach will not tell you what to do, instead will encourage you to develop personalized and effective solutions.
As the client, you must engage willingly in the coaching process and a readiness to experiment with new strategies and behaviors., which should include a gradual education to figure out what obstacles hinder learning, how ADHD affects thinking.
One month of coaching is usually not enough for lasting change to happen. It takes time to experiment with new behaviors and see if they are useful. Most coaches will suggest three months or a semester to practice problem-solving skills and evaluate solutions.
Sometimes parents need coaching, too, so they can better understand how ADHD, executive function, and emotional challenges impact learning, motivation and behavior and how to best help their growing child. To support parents in their role, PTS Coaching also offers individual parent coaching, couples coaching and parent workshops.
Pricing and Logistics for Student Coaching
- The Coaching fee is $150 per session. Each session is usually between 50 minutes and an hour, at a time mutually convenient for the student and the coach.
- You may also choose to pay for a 4-session package for $550, due at the beginning of the 4-week schedule.
- Coaching sessions are held in person or virtually via Skype or FaceTime, depending on preference and the geographic distance between coach and student.
- Direct coaching is reinforced by scheduled check-in appointments by email or text. Dealing with challenges and results between sessions accelerates awareness and skill building while emphasizing accountability and encouragement. Check-ins create continuity and bonding.
To request an ADHD Coach please click the button below, complete the request form, and we will connect you with one of our skilled ADHD Coaches.
Additional Services Available Through PTS Coaching:
PTS Coaching Tutors
Through PTS Coaching Tutors, I now offer a cadre of Certified Teachers, fully trained (by me) to be in-home tutors. PTS Coaching Tutors understand your child’s ADHD and Executive function challenges and their impact on learning. Your teacher/tutor will bring plenty of tips, tools and strategies to help your child learn as s/he learns best. Never let your relationship with your child suffer at the altar of homework again.
ADHD Parent Coaching
The most significant impact parents can have on their children with ADHD and/or Executive Function challenges is to help them understand what is really getting in the way of them meeting their goals, and to provide them with the knowledge, tools, and strategies they need to succeed – in school, at home, socially… IN LIFE!