for ADHD and Executive Functions
Parenting is one of the toughest jobs, but even more of a challenge for parents who either have their own executive functioning struggles or have children with ADHD, learning disabilities, or other unique brain wiring. Many parents need support setting up structure within the home, creating routines, navigating school services, and understanding their child's individual challenges and strengths. For more information on how coaching can support parents, contact Diane McLean for a free introductory coaching session.
Kindergarten through second-Graders
Children in primary grades are developing rapidly in the areas of self-regulation, working memory, and attention. During these early school years, students are expected to work within the classroom structure to complete assignments in a given time, remember to bring homework and permission slips to and from school, and regulate themselves to be successful in group settings. Difficulties in these areas of executive functioning are often seen as classroom disruptions and task avoidance. With this age group, family involvement is critical and a large component of the coaching process. Contact Diane McLean to schedule a free introductory coaching session.
Third- through Eighth-Graders
As students enter the intermediate grades, many teachers expect students to independently manage their time, assignments, projects and materials. This is a time when gaps may develop between adult expectations and student abilities. Coaching can address these needs and close the gap. At the end of each session, parents or guardians are provided with information to help the student integrate and follow through with new skills. Family involvement is an important component of coaching for this age group. Contact Diane McLean to schedule a free introductory coaching session.
High School Students
As demands on students increase in high school, so do the challenges with planning, organization, time management, and other executive functions. As teens work toward independence, difficulties in these areas become pronounced, creating tensions and blocking progress. A coach can support the development of problem-solving skills and independence, removing barriers to progress and easing family relationships. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Diane McLean.
It is often expected that adults with ADHD/ADD or other executive function challenges will "outgrow" struggles with attention, task completion, and organization and eventually just "get it together." However, these challenges may continue and even intensify as responsibilities and demands increase in adulthood.
Whether you are a college student, working professional, or busy parent, a coaching partnership can help you discover your personal strengths and develop skills and strategies to reach your goals. Contact Diane McLean for more information or to schedule a free introductory coaching session.