Eighteen and Off to College

ID-100305237Many parents look for their young adults with ADHD to be independent and gain life skills while navigating the college experience. However, what parents should take into consideration is that the majority of students with ADHD have executive function disorders which translates into lack of organizational skills, time management, planning ability and the like. When students having ADHD find themselves in a college environment with little structure, no parental involvement, and no obligation to attend classes, they naturally feel lost and, unfortunately, some may fail or drop out. Be aware and cautious: don’t rush your student with ADHD to a college far from home. But, if that is what you and your child do choose, there are things you can do to help your child succeed:

  • be sure to both get his or her signature on a release form allowing you to contact the college if need be
  • make sure to put a buddy and/or other support system in place
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About the Author

Roya Kravetz is a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) with Mentor Coach LLC, and Certified Parent Educator (CPE) with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). While there are many life coaches out there, very few are accredited and board certified through the ICF and CCE. Roya specializes in educating and coaching individuals and families with ADHD and Executive Function challenges. She also has experience working with adoptive families who have children with ADHD. Roya has combined her professional skills with her broad cultural background to build a highly specialized national and international coaching practice based in Carmel Valley (San Diego), California. She is multi-lingual and coaches in English and Spanish.

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