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Coaching for ADD Teens


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Posted Feb 12, 2004 at 9:51:39 PM
Subject: Coaching for ADD Teens

Hi! I am completing my Masters in Education and wanted to get some feedback from parents on how important it would be to them to have a personal development coach help their kids with social and study skills?Since most coaching sessions are done by phone or via email, how effective do you think it would be?

Thanks

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adelem
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Posted:Sep 03, 2004 2:13:05 PM

I am looking just for that!! It is so hard to find any help. I have a son that is not extreme, but does have a mild LD and Just started meds for ADD. He is the opposite of what you usually hear about, he is very quiet and withdrawn. He seems to be tired alot. He does his homework but struggles with timing of studying for test. I would love to find a coach for just one day a week or so. But I am not sure I would like it over the internet without some kind of credentials and references. You hear such crazy people doing horrible things to kids. I would need to know how I could trust you. The internet would be a easy way to do it if you could find a way to prove you are a decent person.

Good luck!!

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Anonymous
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Posted:Sep 30, 2004 4:39:20 PM

FROM: Joe Tag,Jr.
TO: Smart Coach

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Most coaching sessions should be done in person, at the
kid's school, or at your office ( in someone's CMHC center ).
Email and phone won't get all the information and "body language" that
can help you help the student.

In my experience ( and I graduated from H.S. in 1981 ) I figured a
lot of things out, on my own. It's better if the schools re-instated
Special Education, and the SpecEd teacher could teach a couple of
sessions ( like: How to tie a windsor knot; personal organization ( keys in one pocket; change in another ; wallet in another ) . You get the idea.

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How do you help a kid who's parents won't pay for Psychological counselling, and the kid wants it; and the kid is under the age of 18???

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Hi! I am completing my Masters in Education and wanted to get some feedback from parents on how important it would be to them to have a personal development coach help their kids with social and study skills?Since most coaching sessions are done by phone or via email, how effective do you think it would be?

Quote "smartbeecoach":

Thanks

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Anonymous
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Posted:Oct 07, 2004 9:02:16 AM

One might want to research (under autism), which is an extreme condition, Asberger's Syndrome ( which is much less severe).The suggestions for socialization skills are appropriate for many LD kids. The reason is that LD kids are often very literal in their interpretations of things. They may "miss" the double meanings, or common expressions. They may also miss the body language hints of communication.
Suggestions found under "coaching social skills for asberger's syndrome" are often good guidelines for anyone who is literal. For example: if there is a teen/college party and it is supposed to start at 8pm, usually there is a window of acceptable arrival times, and it may not really be 8pm sharp!
The literal kid shows up and appears to be a literal rule follower, and therefore not "with it". What is more frustrating is that this kid then looses social self confidence and doesnt understand why. Good luck!

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