Transitioning from High School to College – Coaching for ADHD and EFD

Getting Help for a Child’s Executive Functions in the Transition from High School to Adulthood

Life is full of transitions. But one of the most notable is the transition from high school to college. Typically, that is a time when a child truly begins the process of becoming an adult.

They often live away from home for the first time. They are far more in charge of their academic performance. They are more likely to have freedom and experiences that may shape who they are for years to come, and have agency to make their own choices and experience the consequences and successes of those choices.

When a high school graduate has ADHD and executive function disorder, that transition can be a bit worrisome. Without a parent looking over their shoulder, will your child:

  • Be able to use their time wisely?
  • Prioritize effectively and make sure they’re doing their best in class?
  • Make impulsive choices?

Executive functions are, in many ways, the specific functions a person is believed to need in order to become an independent, fully functioning, successful adult. So, if a young person has executive function disorder, and they’re about to graduate high school and transition to college life, will they have what they need to succeed.

Professional Support for the High School to College Transition

You are not the only one with these concerns. Whether they voice them or not – and no matter how excited they are about independence – your child probably also is worried about how they’re going to manage some of the challenges they’ve had in high school. And, if they’re not worried now, the reality of living on their own will hit them soon.

So what can you do?

That’s what we try to address here at ADHD Training Center. We create special programs, along with private lessons, designed around helping teens navigate this transition effectively with ADHD and executive function disorder, learning skills, habits, structure, and strategies to help manage their executive functions.

Teens receive the help they need with issues that include:

  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Working Memory
  • Self-Control
  • Adaptable Thinking

They learn not only how to navigate these issues but how to do so in the context of the high school to college transition, so that they start school far more prepared for the road ahead.

About ADHD Training Center

ADHD Training Center specializes in working with children that have ADHD and executive function disorder, especially with teens and young adults. Our coaches, many of whom have also worked for years as therapists for ADHD in the past, understand what teenagers and young adults really need in order to navigate the complexities of college life with EFD.

We also have teen groups that we run to help teens create a community, and are frequently offering new classes and coaching programs for those that need added support. If you have an adolescent that is about to make the transition from high school to post-high school and college life, reach out to ADHD Training Center, today.

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