Executive Functioning and ADHD Coaching
Commonwealth Academy assists and coaches students to strengthen their executive functioning on a consistent and encouraging basis.
Middle and High School students meet with their advisors every day. During this time period, students are assisted in keeping organized and reminded how to stay on top of assignments and grades. Advisors check student lockers, backpacks, notebooks and planners on a regular basis.
High School advisory meets once a day and Middle School advisory meets twice a day. Lower School faculty support executive function and organization throughout the day, embedding it into each class.
Commonwealth Academy supports an ADHD coaching culture without our school. It's not unusual for children with ADHD to find themselves in an emotionally heightened state that prevents them from moving forward with homework, classwork or other challenges.
C/A teachers know tips and insights for coaching strategies to use with students. They are able to offer students a wide range of possibilities when they are "stuck." In particular, they assist students to identify:
- what they need in terms of support
- what they have control over
- what are some possibilities to consider
- what options they are leaning toward and
- what their plan will be to move forward.