ADHD and School Success: a slideshow for parents and educators


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By the time many students start looking for help, it’s already too late. But ADHD coaching is an intervention that has been proven to work to help students excel academically.

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ADHD and School Success: a slideshow for parents and educators

  1. 1. ADHD & School SuccessHow ADHD coachinghelps students…•Learn,•Succeed and•Thrive A slideshow for parents and educators by the Edge Foundation
  2. 2. By the time many ADHD students arestudents start looking At-Risk students.for help, it’s already More likely to be:too late Suspended (60%), Held back (42%) 35% of ADHD HighSchool Students Drop Out Less likely to: Enter college Drop Out (22%) Graduate Graduate from college (5%)
  3. 3. It’s hard to get help when •Procrastinationyou’ve been told all of your •Latenesslife that you could just do •Spacing outbetter if you only harder. •Interrupting •Anxiety Your student needs more than willpower to overcome the symptoms of ADHD.
  4. 4. Medication is only part of the answer Medication may help… • Academic Productivity • Note taking • Quiz Scores • Homework Completion
  5. 5. And tutoring …doesn’t teach life skills:  Organization  Time management  Goal setting  Focusing  Persistence
  6. 6. There’s a new ideafor working withADHD…
  7. 7. ADHD coachingbuilds skills thesame way anathletic coach canboost performance
  8. 8. In 2010, EdgeFoundationconcluded a two-year researchstudy that provedcoaching buildslife skills crucialto academicsuccess
  9. 9. 7 life skills critical to academic success: Organizing Confidence Focusing Goal setting PrioritizingScheduling Success Persistence
  10. 10. There’s Proof: ADHD coaching works  Students who received Edge coaching showed substantial gains in their overall approach to learning.  They showed significant improvement in their ability to organize, direct and manage cognitive activities, emotional responses and overt behaviors.
  11. 11. Coaching is student based• Students sets their own goals– not the parent, coach orteacher• Coaches do not tell studentswhat to do, nor lead by example• Instead, coaches helpsstudents identify and worktoward their strengths, whilelearning to navigate their
  12. 12. Coaches… Suggest, encourage and guide Monitor student progress Provide daily check-ins for structure and accountability Are easily accessible by phone or Skype
  13. 13. You can’t sign up your student for coachingIt’s their responsibility…
  14. 14. But you can tell them how it will help… Assess their Effectively set goals environments Coaching helps students Learn time Get and stay management organized techniques
  15. 15. And show themwhere to get moreinformation:Find out moretoday or call1(888) 718-8886
  16. 16. ADHD Coaching Study Details  2 year, 3 phase, $1 million study completed August 2010  Conducted by Wayne State University College of Education’s Center for Self-Determination and Transition research team  Largest and longest such study ever conducted on ADHD coaching  First study to provide quantitative data on the effects of ADHD Coaching  Controlled study with randomly selected experimental and control groups, specifically designed data collection instruments and protocols, and use of standard scientific statistical methodologies.  Edge Foundation Coaching Study Executive Summary  Edge Foundation Coaching Study Full Report
  17. 17. Key Findings Students who received Edge coaching showed substantial gains in their overall approach to learning. ADHD students demonstrated statistically significant, higher executive functioning than ADHD students who did not receive coaching. The magnitude of the effect size for self regulation was more than double the typical educational intervention, and executive functioning was quadruple. Findings with effect sizes that large are rare.
  18. 18. ADHD and College Success: A free guide UC Davis Study: Dropout risks: ADHD, conduct disorder, smoking ADHD and Executive Functioning Executive Function, ADHD and Academic Outcomes Major Life Activity and Health Outcomes Associated with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder A coach to help with ADHD, CNN Headline News, 1/26/2011 and ADHD kids benefit from coaching, CNN, The Chart, 11/12/10Edge Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofitserving the United States and Canada.Questions?
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