Coaching Services

 

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Each client has unique needs and thus, will receive their own unique coaching solution.  See below for information on the basic structure of the coaching sessions for each type of client.

Parent Coaching

Parent Coaching is recommended for parents of children 10 and younger.  It is designed, essentially, to train parents how to be their child’s “life skills coach”.

It includes:

  • Reviewing your current family processes and performance
  • Finding immediate ways to reduce the stress in your home
  • Educate you how ADHD and Executive Function issues impact your child’s performance
  • Teach you how to set realistic goals based on your child’s current performance and developmental capabilities
  • Help you establish routines that promote skill development for both you and your child
  • Teach you how to develop strategies to achieve your parenting goals
  • Encourage the use of measurement and accountability systems to mark your progress

Parent(s) should expect to include your child in approximately 25% of the sessions.

Family Coaching

Family Coaching is recommended for students age 10-16 years. This method focuses on building a collaborative relationship between parents and student regarding the management of ADHD.  The goal is to foster the student’s growth toward independence as we progressively remove any unneeded parental support.

It includes:

  • Reviewing the current family/student processes and performance
  • Teaching parents and child appropriate skills for coping with stress
  • Educate you and your student how ADHD and Executive Function issues impact performance
  • Teach you and your student how to set realistic goals based on current performance and developmental capabilities
  • Help your student establish routines that promote skill development and independence
  • Teach your student how to develop strategies to achieve personal goals
  • Encourage the use of measurement and accountability systems to mark progress

Parents and child are coached separately and together.

As students reach Middle School age and begin to develop a natural separation from their parents, students are encouraged to take on more responsibility in the management of their systems.  Concurrently, parents are coached how to methodically remove their support to promote more independence.

High school students are coached with minimal parent involvement.

Student Coaching

Student Coaching is used for students age 16 through high school graduation.  The goal is to ensure the student learns to manage current academic responsibilities independently and is well prepared for life after high school.

It includes:

  • Reviewing the current student processes and performance
  • Teaching the student appropriate skills for coping with stress
  • Educating the student how ADHD and Executive Function issues impact performance
  • Teaching the student how to set realistic goals based on current performance and developmental capabilities
  • Help your student establish routines that promote skill development and independence
  • Teach your student how to develop strategies to achieve personal goals
  • Encourage the use of measurement and accountability systems to mark progress

Parents can expect to have limited involvement in the first 4-6 sessions as the coaching methodology is adopted by both parent and student.  After that, students are coached independent of their parents.  The parents will be offered and are encouraged to schedule “Progress Check” sessions, about every 6 weeks, to discuss the progress of the student.

Adult Coaching

Adult Coaching is used for those 18 years and older, having graduated high school.

It includes:

  • Reviewing current personal processes and performance
  • Teaching appropriate skills for coping with stress
  • Educating the adult how ADHD and Executive Function issues impact performance and relationships
  • Teaching the adult how to set realistic goals based on current performance, capabilities, and existing support
  • Helping to establish routines that promote skill development and independence
  • Teaching how to develop strategies to achieve personal goals
  • Encouraging the use of measurement and accountability systems to mark progress

Adults are most often coached independently, however, it is possible to have your spouse or partner participate.