Academic Coaching is a powerful tool to help students with ADHD & LD
Why does Academic Coaching work for students who have ADHD and / or LD?
Meet Dr. Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults.
In the video below, he explains how students with ADHD have difficulty with performance:
Academic Coaching is a support system that incorporates doing, following through, accountability, expectation and motivation. It uses a whole family approach to ensure that students and parents are on the same page, are implementing the strategies together,
Coaches act as advocates, helping students identify strategies to stay organized and on track, utilize their time well, make good choices and develop healthy routines.
Academic Coaching implements Dr. Barkley's exact recommendations by:
Making time physical
Making motivation external
Creating systems of accountability
Enabling students & parents to get on the same page