I have been coaching students with ADHD for several years now.
I am a graduate of Jodi Sleeper-Triplett's JSL Coach Training Program "Coaching Teens and College Students with ADHD".
I am a certified Edge Foundation Coach. Edge provides coaches for students with ADHD.
High school and especially college are a "perfect storm" for the student with ADHD. Executive Functioning (defined as "the higher function of your brain that helps you control and regulate your behaviors and emotions") is called upon at an elevated level in order to do tons of work that the ADHD student may not find INTERESTING. When the ADHD brain is not INTERESTED, MOTIVATION is really hard to "create".
ATHLETES are of particular interest to me as I played three sports a year from 5th grade through high school and two sports in college. Thank the good lord that I did as it helped me with my undiagnosed ADHD. I "relate" to athletes and their struggles with ADHD.
The student can feel like he is perpetually UNDERACHIEVING or worse FAILING. These areas are particular challenges:
As your coach, I will help you to first IDENTIFY YOUR STRENGTHS which is vitally important. Most teenagers and young adults with ADHD are very bright and often quite creative but they may feel a bit "beaten down" by schools that are not designed for their type of brain. So they need help "remembering" what their strengths are.
Functionally I will help them to get better at tasks like:
College is particularly hard for ADHD students because of the lack of STRUCTURE. As a coach, that is what we try to provide for the student. Our weekly calls as well as "check in" texts/e mails/phone calls help to create the structure that they lost when they left high school where assignments are shorter and explained in detail.
I struggled mightily at college with UNDIAGNOSED ADHD and I am very passionate about helping my students to be successful in their classes and in their college life outside of the classroom.