ADHD Coaching for High School Students
Perhaps your kid functions pretty well, but it takes a lot of behind the scenes work by you, like keeping track of when assignments are due or making sure things get done.
The transition from high school to college can be difficult for any teenager. Many students with ADHD managed to get through high school with the help of their parents remembering their deadlines, managing their schedules, organizing their binders, and frequently saving them from disaster! Students often arrive on college campuses without the coping, advocacy, self management, and study skills necessary to transition to college successfully. My role as an ADHD coach is to facilitate the transition from teenagers being accountable to their parents to being accountable to themselves. While teenagers likely do not want to be reporting to their parents, they are not ready to stand alone yet. A coach can be an intermediate step. Being accountable to me, sometimes is less aversive because I am not mom or dad. Not having that heightened emotional connection is actually what allows me to be effective. However, the teenager must be willing to be involved. The student has to want to be coached.