Often students who received special education or accommodations in high school have difficulty when they enter college. The demands, the independent nature, new found freedom, etc. all combine to present students with various disabilities an environment set up for failure. Many colleges have Offices of Disabilities, but the involved students still need to ask, inquire, seek out, and self-advocate.
Often simple "coaching" can help these students gain the independent skills to utilize the many services already available to them, improve study and organizational skills, and enhance social skills that will improve their social adjustment to the college scene.
If you think you or your college student could benefit from such services, please feel free to contact us for an initial free interview. A "coaching plan" will then be developed and agreed upon with reasonable financial arrangements. Coaching can be face-to-face, via email or telephone, and usually a combination of all three. Ideal for students with Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.
“Coaching” focuses on the following areas (but not limited to):
How to interrupt
How to join a group
Space – personal space
Nodding to indicate listening
Say something – how to respond and stay on topic
Emotion: express or show appropriate emotion in the conversation
Inhibition vs. impulsivity
Shift vs. inflexibility
Emotional control vs. emotional liability
Initiation vs. hesitation
Working Memory vs. inattention
Organization vs. poor planning
Organizing materials vs. a messy room/folder/etc.
Self-monitoring vs. the wrath from others
Identifying your needs
Expressing your feelings
Identifying feelings within others
College and community acclimation
Getting around campus
Working out your schedule
Classes, eating, studying, assignments, sleeping, etc.
Handling the stress of college life