About half of our clients say their student has been diagnosed with ADHD (which is the official name for this condition, not ADD, regardless of whether the child is hyperactive). Many of these students come to us in 9th grade, when they start high school or when they start middle school/junior high. Their natural intelligence can longer compensate for being disorganized or inattentive in class. They hit the wall and their grades slip. Your ADHD daughter may become depressed and anxious. Your son may act out, be impulsive, show poor judgement and be non-cooperative at home.
A good homework helper can really make a difference. The coach will advocate for your child and help raise their self-esteem. All children really do want to do well in school, and when their tutor begins to show them that they can succeed, their attitude turns around and they begin to try. We can provide countless success stories of students whose grades improved dramatically once our coaches began working with them. And we can follow them to college!
- Read a recent success story involving an ADHD 10th grader.
- Also, our HomeworkCoach blog has a wealth of useful advice for parents of ADHD diagnosed students
We can help the ADHD Parent Too!
If it's difficult for the well-organized mother to keep her ADHD student on track, you can imagine how hard it is for a parent who is ADD/ADHD herself. Our homework helper will take some of the stress out of your life by helping you manage your student's schedule -- we have one coach who never leaves the client's home until she has created and handed to the mother a list of the assignments and books that her son needs to take to school the next day, and also written down any after-school activites that the boy is scheduled to attend.
We go beyond that, and offer professional support for the parent(s) of our students. Through our partnership with certified ADHD coaches and experienced learning specialists we can provide one-on-one or group life coaching for the ADHD or learning disabled parent.
Group coaching, facilitated by a certified coach, allows you to be supported by other parents facing similar concerns, and provides a safe environment to explore strategies for more effectively parenting your ADHD child. You will enjoy the collective wisdom of group members and your coach on topics such as setting up routines and time management. Simply dial into a conference line number each week from the comfort of your own home.
Individual Parent Coaching is also available. A professional Life Coach will aid you in:
- Understanding the characteristics and effects of ADD/ADHD/LD and how to separate the diagnosis from the person
- Designing a plan for organization of time, materials, and information
- Managing impulsivity and distractibility
- Dealing with the feeling of being overwhelmed
For pricing and additional information, please call us at 877-715-5442. Fees for adult coaching can be added to your monthly HomeworkCoach invoice.