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What is EF Coaching and How Does it Work?

What is EF

You know your child needs help, but is executive function coaching the right choice for you?  

At New Agenda, we use a relationship-based approach to support learning and practice organizational strategies in academics, career, and lifestyle management (life skills). We partner with you to guide success, including working with the development of metacognition and executive function skills. Success is anchored in the ability to utilize skills with prioritization, organization, and self-determination, for greater independence.

Academic Coaching is available for upper elementary, middle, high school, and college students, and is well-researched for students with ADHD and Executive Dysfunction.

 Academic Coaching includes:

  • Working on support strategies
  • Study skills
  • Planning and time management as related to assignments and unstructured time
  • Prioritization of tasks
  • Sustained attention for task completion
  • Accountability for incorporating new strategies and skills.
  • Processing social nuances and managing social relationships in the educational setting

In addition, coaching can include educational planning support including: 

  • Completing school applications 
  • Guidance on paying tuition
  • Accessing academic support services
  • Identifying your disability and engaging in the discussion of it

Career Coaching is available for job seeking, career planning, and job-related support.  

Career Coaching:

  • Writing a resume
  • Acquiring references
  • The job search process
  • Interviewing for a job
  • Getting to and from work
  • Time management as related to work
  • Proper work attire
  • Appropriate work-place behavior
    • social nuances, communication with your boss and fellow employees.
  • Problem solving strategies with an emphasis on perspective taking and communication skills.

Lifestyle Management Coaching is available for anyone 16+ years to support understanding of self and the development of basic life skills needed for independence.  

Support is available for the following: 

  • How to prepare healthy meals
  • Creating exercise and fitness routines
  • Completing a list of chores
  • Household Maintenance
  • Financial preparedness
  • Using a credit card responsibly
  • Personal appearance and hygiene
  • Managing your health
    • Insurance
    • Prescriptions
    • Doctor/Dentist Appointments
  • Finding housing
  • Emergency and safety skills
  • Using a phone
  • Staying safe online
  • Knowledge of community and resources
  • Accepting disappointment and making alternate choices

When you are ready to get started, our coaches are here for you!

The coaching process:

  • Check-in 
    • Your coach wants to get to know you! During the check-in process, your coach will allow time for reflection about the previous week. 
  • Review of weekly goals
    • Your coach will review your previous session and note your successes and/or struggles
  • Prioritize the session
    • Based on your needs, your coach will formulate a plan to build a foundation for this week’s learning.
  • Skill building
    • During this step, you will practice the skills you need in order to achieve your goals.
  • Establish plan for the upcoming week
    • Together, you and your coach will come up with a detailed action plan for the week. 
  • Mid-week follow up
    • Don’t worry!  Your coach will check in on you to offer support and encouragement during the week. 

New Agenda is here to help! Click here to get started!

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