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Program Offers Online Coaching for Youth with ADHD

The Edge Foundation, a national non-profit personal coaching organization, has partnered with GlobalScholar® to make online coaching services available for ADHD students.

The following details are from a PRWeb press release announcing the ADHD coaching program:
The customized, private label coaching platform powered by GlobalScholar technology, creates an engaging, comfortable, and secure environment where student and coach can work together to help the student develop key skills for academic success.

Skills [to be developed include] scheduling, goal setting, confidence building, organizing, focusing, prioritizing and persisting at tasks.
Students with ADHD are more likely to have lower grade-point averages and be put on academic probation than are their non-ADHD peers. One-on-one coaching can give ADHD students the added help they need to reach their full potential.

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Foundation to Study Personal Coaching for ADHD Students

The Seattle-based Edge Foundation has announced that it will conduct a 27-month study on the effect personal coaching has on students with ADHD.
"The 27-month study will be led by a faculty team at Wayne State University in Detroit. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that coaching helps students, but there's never been a rigorous scientific study, said Sharon Field, the study's research director."
Funding for the study is being provided by an $805,000 grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust and other contributors. Source: Seattle Times

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Coach Helps ADD Student Succeed

Emily was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder when she was in high school. She remembers "spacing out" in class and not knowing how to answer when the teacher called her name. Because she didn't like the way ADD medication made her feel, Emily and her family tried something different - an ADD coach.
"'With Emily, what I worked on a lot was planning for homework assignments,' [Kara] Goobic says. She taught Emily how to handle a syllabus by putting deadlines for papers on her calendar, and by helping her break big projects down into smaller chunks."
Her coach also helped her create a college schedule that took her ADD into account. So far, it's working: Emily completed her freshman year of college with a 3.4 grade average. Source: NPR

Labels: students, success, coaching

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