ADHD in College
Being told what to do, where to go, who to see, what time you better be in the driveway for curfew each night and other expectations of teenagers living in a structured environment at home goes right out the window with the move away from home.
Having no structure for a student with ADD/ADHD in college, can be a recipe for disaster without daily life management skills in place.
Disrupted sleep, eating late at night, exercising less, with no one to monitor getting to classes affects all students. Many will adjust with their internal compasses and previously learned coping mechanisms. Many will not.
The numerous daily activity changes combined with learning new skills about study habits, money and credit card management and socializing in new living arrangements is a lot to handle at one time.
Additionally, juggling work/school demands and testing independent living skills can lead to frustration, desperation, exhaustion and struggle for an ADD/ADHD student, even if academically brilliant.
Semester Survival Coaching can help bring order into to your chaos. We will work with master schedules around classes, work and your social life. I will assist with breaking massive, scary projects into bite-sized chunks and adopting new organizational tools that weren’t needed as much before college started.
Understanding that the part of the brain that rules the concept of “permanency” isn’t fully developed in a typical college-aged student, working against what feels like insurmountable-never-ending-awfulness when things don’t go smoothly (which is not uncommon for an ADD/ADHD student) is often better managed though skills taught by a trained coach.
In addition to working with many intelligent college students around issues such as boredom, motivation, organization and life management skills, I am the parent of an ADHD child a son with ADD/ADHD who has successfully finished college.
Skills and systems you learn for managing and succeeding in college by working with an ADD/ADHD Coach will be life skills that you will use in your future career and living independently as an adult post-college. Semester Survival Coaching offers those tools.
Whether you are an incoming freshman, reorganizing after a “break”, or need to study for your GMAT’s, LSAT’s or MCAT’s, today is not too late to contact me to create a plan to bring ease to the pressure.