ADHD Coaching for College Students
The transition from high school to college can be difficult for any teenager, but students with ADHD often have a difficult transition to college and are less likely to graduate. 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! Research has shown that college students who received coaching were more likely to persist in college and had significantly better retention and graduation rates than those who did not receive coaching. One of the coaching options I offer for college students utilizes daily sessions for short durations, specifically, 5 days a week for 10-15 minutes (others prefer one long session with a few check-ins). Using videoconferencing makes this viable and convenient, yet allows for face-to-face contact as well as screen sharing (as we share daily planners/coaching agendas to track what your student has planned for the day, what was accomplished, needs to be accomplished, potential obstacles and strategies). Having short daily sessions to Review, Evaluate, Anticipate, Plan, combined with my verification of your student's progress (consent will be given at onset on coaching), allows the student and I to stay on track. Continually breaking large projects into small manageable pieces, developing strategies, anticipating obstacles, catching small problems before they become large problems, problem solving, all with the goal of keeping things running smoothly and the ultimate goal of internalizing these processes so the student becomes his/her own "coach."