That phrase, spoken more than fifteen years ago by my then-ten-year-old son, still brings tears to my eyes. He wrote this to his teacher on the first day of fifth grade. She had given him a “get to know you … Read More
You’ve witnessed the scenario, the semester starts off smoothly and the student is doing pretty well. The assignments are not too difficult and the academic year is flowing with relative ease. As the semester continues, usually shortly before mid-terms, turbulence … Read More
There is an old saying that “a square peg won’t fit in a round hole.” Yet much of education, especially for those of us with learning disabilities, seems to consist of trying to force this square peg into the proverbial … Read More
Checking-in is one of the most important parts of the ADHD/Executive Functioning-coaching models. It is one of the primary differences that separate life coaching from ADHD coaching. Although there are many aspects of the ADHD coaching process that support young … Read More
A gap year is most typically taken to explore a student’s interests between high school and college or perhaps during college. Participants can combine an array of experiences in a dynamic and hands-on fashion that will provide a significant edge in his or her development. The benefits of taking a gap year are numerous and varied, especially for those students with ADHD.
Coaching young adults with executive-function challenges is about allowing the brain and the body’s nervous system to work together to for best results. There are several ways of looking at coaching. One is coaching for compliance and the other is coaching for growth. By helping those with ADHD find new ways to think in a positive framework, coaches can help improve brain function, reduce anxiety, increase executive function and certainly reduce stress.
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. “ — Thich Nhat Hahn This holiday season is a great reminder of what truly makes memories … Read More
Someone with ADHD who is trying to master driving skills encounters challenges due to impairments of executive functions plus a probable maturational lag. In addition to these problems, there are challenges encountered at each level of skill building. Promising research shows that driving instructors who utilize a coaching strategy to communicate with their students are more successful.
Between the end of the spring semester and planning for upcoming travel during the summer, our college students with ADHD and Executive Function challenges may not be allowing themselves time to process the celebrations and challenges of the end of … Read More
Have you ever been introduced to something new, and suddenly you find endless examples and opportunities to use that knowledge around you? That’s how I felt after taking the Career & Life Planning Services Specialty Training Program (CSST) taught by … Read More