IT TAKES A VILLAGE to make sure children and teens with ADHD get the support they need to thrive. Up to 90 percent of kids with ADHD struggle with executive dysfunction. As demands on students increase in high school and college, so do the challenges with planning, organization, time management, and other executive functions. As teens work toward independence, difficulties in these areas become pronounced, which can be stressful and hinder progress.
HOW I HELP: As a coach, I support the development of problem-solving skills and independence while easing family relationships and removing barriers to progress. Procrastination can be a big source of tension and stress, which is why I additionally explore what is rooted in individuals' procrastination in order to identify techniques for creating positive change.
I guide students with ADHD to improve their self-awareness and show them effective ways to activate themselves to do work they are not interested in. Through creating a positive space for clients and I to have thought-provoking conversations in a judgement free environment, we develop a relationship founded on trust and safety. Understanding the "who" leads to identifying customized techniques for better follow-through, prioritizing, self-motivation, working memory, and effective ways to problem-solve. With more understanding about their brain-wiring, individuals with ADHD can advocate for themselves and become more self-reliant. This results in less anxiety, more confidence, and an overall sense of empowerment.