ADHD Student Coachingfor Teens & College Students
ADHD Coaching for Teens, College StudentsCan Mean the Difference Between Struggle and Success
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 the student and their family.
The struggles can be more significant for students with ADHD and Executive Function challenges than their peers' experience. Homework may take longer and be more challenging to manage. Creating and maintaining logical organization may not come easily. For some students, managing the time to get schoolwork done, and having enough sleep, while still having time and energy for quality interests and leisure time may seem impossible. ADHD Coaching can help.
Does your teen or college student want more independence in managing their support?
It is not unusual for teens and college students to want to take a more active role in managing their schedules and plans. In fact, it is a healthy progression towards independence. Parents sometimes struggle with knowing when and how to pull back to provide the space their children need to chart their own course.
My certified ADHD Coaches are specifically educated and trained to help young adults learn and strengthen their Executive Function and self-management skills.
A Coach is not a therapist or a tutor but rather an advocate and partner to help individuals reach their full potential and achieve their goals. Coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of life, including work, finances, health, relationships, education, and recreation.
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 rely 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 but rather 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 and 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 helpful. Most coaches suggest three months or a semester to practice problem-solving skills and evaluate solutions.
Sometimes parents need coaching, too, to better understand how ADHD, executive function, and emotional challenges impact learning, motivation, and behavior and how to best help their growing child. PTS Coaching also offers individual Parent Coaching and Parent workshops to support the parenting role.
Pricing and Logistics for ADHD 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.
- If you have an HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) you may be able to use that for coaching sessions. Please check with your account provider. Coaching is not covered by health insurance.
- Coaching sessions are held in person or virtually, 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.
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Are You a Parent and Would Like Coaching for Yourself?
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!