Types of Coaching Clients
NEW OFFERING: Parents of Middle Schoolers
Middle schoolers are busy maturing and can begin developing a variety of executive function skills. This age student needs daily consistency reinforcing them. The parents or caretakers of MS students can meet 1 hour weekly with me to create a unique plan for their student. We will start with small steps, adding others as the initial ones fall into place. Steps are both academic and age-appropriate living/coping skills that the growing middle schoolers can use right away.I've found that daily reinforcement for this age group is better than a weekly meeting with the student!
JUNIORS/SENIORS IN HIGH SCHOOL:
First, I like to talk with or meet with parents AND the student. The student should actively want coaching. This is a brief meeting or interview to see what the academic goals and objectives are for the student and if we are a good fit for his/her needs. Why does the student want an executive function coach?
As college students are now entering their lives as adults, I like the student to initiate contact. Parents can also be on the call, but students 18+ will need to be the ones to invest their concentration on strengthening their EF (maturation to adulthood) skills in this first step. Parents will receive regular updates on their student's progress.
Adult clients are those seeking to work on one or multiple executive function skills they feel will benefit work or personal life issues.
I am not a therapist, so the work is on tangible EF skills you can put into practice right away!
General Areas Addressed:
- better study strategies
- reducing procrastination
- managing time, using calendars
- increasing homework completion
- promoting self-care and self-advocacy
**Our first 1-2 sessions will be assessing the client's needs, reviewing the monthly plan or semester's schedule of classes and syllabi to map out their academic plan.
Student Regular Session Agendas (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesday/Thursdays):
Check in with the student to see what's on their mind and recent events. Check grades and status of homework.
Look over the past week to see what tasks the student accomplished, what worked for them, how we can work together to modify things that got in the way of completion.
Review assignments with the coach to set up the most important tasks we want to tackle in this meeting. Tests? Projects? Scheduling multiple homework?
Depending on the priority of the week, we will look at those assignments using executive function skills (listed above) and tools as a framework to completion.
At the end of the meeting, the coach and student determine the Action Plan for the week. I will check in with the student via email or text to see how the plan is working.