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Executive Function:
ADHD Coaching

‘Executive function’ is an umbrella term for a set of cognitive processes that help us plan and organise our responses, behaviours and emotions. They involve basic skills of self-management that we use every day to learn, study, work, and manage daily life.  Although executive function difficulties are common for neurodivergent individuals such as those with ADHD and Autism, executive function skills can affect us all in many ways. 

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Did you know 'Access to Work' government funding is available for Executive Function/ ADHD coaching?

Do You Struggle with Executive Function Skills?

Individuals who struggle with executive function skills may face various challenges:

🏆 Difficulty starting or completing tasks

📆 Trouble prioritising their to-do lists

🧠 Forgetfulness when it comes to recent information

🔄 Difficulty switching focus from one task to another

💭 Challenges organising their thoughts

🧳 Struggles with keeping track of their belongings

🧩 Difficulty following instructions or sequences of steps

🤔 Unease when rules or routines change

🌋 Fixating on certain things and experiencing heightened emotions

⏰ Time management difficulties

These challenges are common for many children, adolescents, and adults. It's important to know that executive functions continue to develop until our mid-twenties. This is why childhood and adolescence present an excellent opportunity to begin honing these skills.

 

It's now widely recognised that techniques to overcome executive function challenges can be taught due to the adaptable nature of the brain.

Empower yourself or your child to overcome these challenges and achieve your full potential. Executive Function Coaching can help you develop the skills you need for success.

 

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Who Can Benefit from Coaching?

📚  Students looking to improve and excel academically

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Parents seeking support for their children

🏆  Adults aiming for personal and professional growth

🧠  Neurodivergent individuals needing specialised support

How It Works:

1️⃣ Initial Assessment:

We'll evaluate your unique strengths and challenges and identify your specific goals.

2️⃣ Tailored Coaching:

Receive personalised one-to-one strategies and guidance, with practical tools to implement to see changes.

3️⃣ Progress Monitoring:

Track your growth and adapt your plan.

4️⃣ Ongoing Support:

Ongoing support for you every step of the way, with regular reviews to ensure continued success.

🗝️ What are the eleven Executive Functions skills?

These skills encompass:

1. Response Inhibition: The ability to think before you act.

2. Working Memory: Holding information in memory while managing complex tasks.

3. Emotional Control: Managing emotions to achieve goals, complete tasks, and guide behavior.

4. Sustained Attention: Staying focused in the face of distractions, fatigue, or boredom.

5. Task Initiation: Beginning projects efficiently and without procrastination.

6. Planning/ Prioritisation: Creating a roadmap to reach goals and make decisions about what's most important.

7. Organisation: Establishing systems to track information and materials.

8. Time Management: Estimating, allocating, and adhering to time limits and deadlines.

9. Goal-Directed Persistence: Staying committed to goals amidst competing interests.

10. Flexibility: Adapting plans in response to obstacles, setbacks, new information, or mistakes.

11. Metacognition: Gaining a holistic view of your situation, including self-monitoring and self-evaluative skills.

 

These skills are vital for you to thrive in both your personal, educational and professional lives. I work with you to improve your effectiveness, develop your confidence, and encourage sustainable success in all aspects of your life.

 

I offer individual coaching programmes to develop these skills on a one-to-one basis, using an evidence-based model developed by Peg Dawson, EdD, and Richard Guare, PhD (2009), authors of "The Smart but Scattered: Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home" (Published by Guilford Press).

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