College Transition

Too often, parents wait to seek out coaching until the 11th hour.  Sometimes, their teen may be in danger of not graduating from high school.  Other times, parents realize, shortly before college begins, that their teen may not be ready for the transition to college. Others wait until that first semester when their teen is already struggling to keep their head above water.

The transition from high school to college can be a daunting one. Many students are not prepared for the self-reliance that comes along with college life.  Suddenly, these teens must manage their own academic and personal schedules, get to classes on time, do their homework without nagging, learn to how and when to study, get enough sleep, remember to take their medications (not to mention getting them refilled), balance work and play, deal with social peer pressure, and manage feelings of isolation and loneliness that accompany leaving home for the first time.

 

Now...add ADHD into this picture. The challenges just exponentially increased for these students. For ADDers, a smooth and successful transition to college best begins in high school. Preparing for college is a process and the road toward self-sufficiency can be tricky.

 

Together, we will:

  • Explore and find which college is the best fit for you. Is a gap year for you?

  • Identify how to access accommodations in college.

  • Develop a system to keep a schedule and a plan of action for studying.

  • Balance responsibility and freedom.

  • Master medication management.

  • Establish daily structure.

  • Gain study skills.

  • Establish regular check-ins.

  • Learn budgeting and money-management.

  • Promote self-advocacy skills.

 

Student coaching can continue into college to help smooth the transition and provide that much needed support during the toughest months.  The ultimate goal is always for the student to have confidence in their abilities and newfound independence.

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Newtown, Bucks County PA

mindy@focusedmindcoaching.com