Executive functioning skills are essential to navigating the classroom and the social arena in college. To do well in your courses, you must be able to draw upon functional memory, focus, and observation to process and synthesize information from lectures and readings. To complete assignments and keep on schedule, you need time management, organizational, and goal-defining skills. All of these skills fall under executive function.
Executive functioning carries over into social settings, too. To effectively network and form valuable relationships, you need emotion control, observation skills, and self-awareness.
This is a low-cost, low-risk intervention that students, parents and clinicians could readily implement.
The transition to college is challenging for many students and can be especially difficult for those with ADHD. Many who have relied on parents to help them with organization and time management struggle when this help is less available.
Compared to what they were used to in high school, life for most college students is less structured and there are often large gaps between when class assignments are due. Many classes have no attendance policy and it is solely up to students to get themselves consistently to class. Read More…
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You have disabilities and wish to go to college, but you don’t know too much about educational opportunities available after high school. This guide provides information on just that, as well as information on what to expect and how to secure the proper resources and support networks needed for success. Topics include: choosing the correct school for you, locating resources at school, how to pay for college, what student life is like, etc.
Information on the basic differences in educational resources between high school and college, a checklist for students to follow for their transition from high school to college, and self-advocacy tips.