More often than not, succeeding at school means succeeding in life. At ADDvocacy, we help build your teen’s self-confidence by equipping them with self-management skills that enable them to consistently achieve their goals – at school, home, and beyond.
We focus on involving parents in our approach to create a collaborate environment and provide resources to use at home so that we can all learn about each other. By improving your child's skills, we also improve the relationship you have with them, which another reason why our program has been successful.
Parenting youth who are neurodiverse (youth with ADHD, learning disabilities, high functioning autism, anxiety and co-occurring mental health or environmental challenges) can be challenging - especially in junior high, high school and during their transition to adulthood.
Often, parents lack the knowledge, resources and time to effectively manage their child’s neurodiversity and ensure academic success. That’s where we come in.
Youth want independence. But, as a parent, you know your teen’s executive function skills can sometimes get in the way of doing things the way they want. This leads to tension, frustration and power struggles at home and at school.
Our team of professional Executive Function Coaches will work with your teen one-on-one to boost their self confidence and self esteem through proven strategies for organization, time management, dealing with complex emotions, and study habits. We’ll help your teen understand their unique learning style and grow as a communicator in and outside of the home.
We know how important it is for young people to feel safe and respected. Our coaches build trust and rapid rapport as peers by drawing on our own experiences living with neurodiversity. We’re able to help because we’ve been there too!
Sometimes youth who are neurodiverse struggle in school and life because the schools don’t have enough resources to support students living with ADHD, learning disabilities, high functioning autism, anxiety and co-occurring mental health challenges.
Students often report trouble staying organized, managing time, maintaining focus, understanding emotions, and communicating with teachers, parents and peers.
Our coaches help young people tackle these issues head on by working with them to build positive habits, learn time management skills, and develop effective learning strategies – equipping them to reach their full potential!
We help teens bridge the transition from school to other life paths. ADDvocacy programs ease parents’ stress, but more importantly, we empower teens to be successful in the next stage of their lives. We’ll work one-on-one with your child to make the transition as smooth – and rewarding – as possible.
Executive functions are the cognitive processes that give us the skills we need to plan, prioritize and execute complex tasks.
Most people begin developing their executive functions around two years old. Executive function development tends to finish around age 30. However, people with ADHD and co-occurring conditions are often 30 to 40 percent behind their peers in developing executive function skills, which can pose challenges at school, in the workplace and day-to-day life.
According to Russel Barkley, a world-renowned clinical scientist and educator, our executive function abilities are judged by the strength of these seven skills
The coaching process begins with a free initial consultation where your teen shares their history, current challenges and goals. Then, we collaborate to develop an action plan that suits their individual needs.
Our team will provide your teen with structure, accountability, targeted questioning and constructive feedback to reach their goals.
Through weekly contact (either in person or via phone or Zoom) and regular check-ins, we work with them to establish habits and life skills that will empower your teen to succeed at school, life and in their chosen career path.
Drawing on our understanding and recognition of neurodiversity, we use our toolkit of strategies, models and systems to turn your teen’s unique way of learning into a winning advantage!