ADHD Coach Jane

College Undergraduates

ADHD Coach Jane’s Executive Function Coaching for College Undergraduates

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an individual’s ability to maintain attention, control impulses, and manage hyperactivity. One of the critical areas impacted by ADHD is executive function, which encompasses skills such as organization, time management, planning, and emotional regulation. College undergraduates with ADHD often face significant challenges in academic performance, social interactions, and overall daily functioning due to deficits in these executive functions. ADHD Coach Jane’s Executive Function Coaching aims to address these challenges by providing tailored support to help students develop strategies to manage their symptoms and improve their executive functioning skills.


Goals of ADHD Executive Function Coaching

The primary goals of Coach Jane’s ADHD Executive Function Coaching for college undergraduates are to:

  1. Enhance Academic Performance: By developing better study habits, improving organizational skills, and managing time effectively, students can achieve better academic outcomes.
  2. Improve Emotional and Behavioral Regulation: Coaching helps students recognize and manage their emotions, reducing impulsivity and enhancing self-control.
  3. Foster Independence: Students learn to take responsibility for their actions, make independent decisions, and develop problem-solving skills.
  4. Boost Self-Esteem and Confidence: As students gain mastery over their executive functions, they often experience improved self-esteem and confidence in their abilities.


Key Components of Coach Jane’s ADHD Executive Function Coaching

  1. Individualized Assessment and Goal Setting: The coaching process starts with intake forms and assessments sent to all prospective clients to identify strengths and weaknesses in executive functioning.
  2. Personalized Strategies and Interventions: Each student receives a personalized plan that includes specific strategies and interventions tailored to their unique needs. These may include:
    • Time Management Techniques: Teaching students how to use planners, digital calendars, and timers to manage their schedules and meet deadlines.
    • Organizational Skills: Helping students develop systems for organizing their school materials, homework, and personal spaces.
    • Study Skills: Introducing effective study techniques such as active reading, note-taking, and summarization.
    • Task Initiation and Completion: Strategies to overcome procrastination and ensure tasks are started and completed in a timely manner.
    • Emotional Regulation: Techniques such as mindfulness, deep breathing exercises, and cognitive-behavioral strategies to manage stress and emotions.
  3. Ongoing Monitoring and Feedback: Regular monitoring and feedback are crucial components of the coaching process. Coach Jane meets with the student on a bi-weekly basis to review progress, discuss challenges, and adjust strategies as needed. This continuous feedback loop helps students stay on track and make necessary adjustments to their plans.
  4. Skill Development and Practice: Coaching sessions focus on the development and practice of specific executive function skills. By utilizing the student’s school portal, students practice these skills with ADHD Coach Jane in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.
  5. Collaboration with Professors, Disability Services and Parents (depending upon the student’s preferences):  Effective ADHD Executive Function Coaching often involves collaboration with the student’s support network. Coach Jane helps student’s with self advocacy and communication with professors to ensure that classroom accommodations and supports are in place.  If the student wishes to include parents in the support network, Coach Jane can help facilitate that ongoing communication, as well as providing guidance and resources to parents to help them support their child’s development. 


Techniques and Tools Used in Coaching

  1. Digital Tools and Apps: Many students with ADHD benefit from using digital tools and apps designed to enhance executive function. These may include:
    • Task Management Apps: Tools like Trello, Todoist, or Google Keep help students organize tasks and set reminders.
    • Calendar Apps: Organize class schedules and what and when of assignments and homework, both short and long term.
    • Time Management Apps: Apps like Forest, Focus Booster, and Pomodoro Timer help students manage their time and maintain focus.
    • Note-Taking Apps: Tools such as OneNote, Evernote, and Notability assist in organizing and retrieving information efficiently.
    • Testing Apps: link Quizlet and Anki for retrieval practice and preparation for quizzes and tests.
  2. Visual Aids and Planners: Visual aids such as color-coded calendars, to-do lists, and graphic organizers help students visualize their schedules and tasks. Planners, both digital and paper-based, are essential tools for helping students track assignments and deadlines.
  3. Behavioral Techniques: Behavioral techniques, including positive reinforcement and student’s celebration of tiny steps towards successful academic engagement can help facilitate and secure behavior change in positive ways. 


Benefits of ADHD Executive Function Coaching with ADHD Coach Jane

  1. Improved Academic Performance: Students who receive executive function coaching with Coach Jane often see significant improvements in their academic performance. They become more organized, complete assignments on time, and develop effective study habits.
  2. Enhanced Emotional Well-Being: By learning to manage their emotions and reduce impulsivity, students experience lower levels of stress and anxiety. Improved emotional regulation contributes to better relationships with peers and professors.
  3. Greater Independence and Self-Efficacy: ADHD Coaching with Coach Jane helps students develop the skills needed to become more independent learners. They gain confidence in their ability to manage their time, organize their tasks, and solve problems on their own.


Conclusion

ADHD Executive Function Coaching is a valuable intervention for college undergraduates struggling with the challenges of ADHD. By providing individualized support and teaching essential executive function skills, ADHD coaching with Coach Jane helps students improve their academic performance, emotional well-being, and overall daily functioning. Through the use of personalized strategies, ongoing monitoring, and collaboration with peers and professors, Coach Jane’s ADHD Executive Function Coaching empowers students to reach their full potential and achieve long-term success.

 

The following is a partial list of colleges and universities my clients attend:

  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • NYU
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • Penn state
  • Columbia University
  • Montclair State
  • Drew
  • Harvard University
  • Elon University
  • Teachers College
  • University of Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Boston University
  • Northeastern University
  • Drexel University
  • Rowan University
  • Stevens Tech
  • Bucks County Community College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Middlesex County Community College
  • Adelphi University
  • University of California – (multiple)
  • University of North Carolina

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