Is your high school student who has ADHD ready for college life? The distractions available on campus, including activities, friends, clubs, and social events, are very tempting for a young adult who needs to study. Toss in ADHD symptoms and it can become close to impossible to stay focused on classwork. These are the things I worried about when Logan told me he wanted to try college. Even community college had a lot of things to consider. The National Resource Center on ADHD presents Ari Tuckman on a webinar this Wednesday, February 8, at 2pm EST to discuss how you can know if your high school student is ready for college.
College students affected by ADHD may not have the executive functioning skills to manage the lack of oversight and structure that come with college life. Without a routine, your college student might flounder unless he, or she, receives support on campus.
Everything you need to know if your high school student is ready for college answered!
We will explore different situations such as handling their own medication. We will also discuss options for students who are not yet ready and how they can use the extra time at home to help prepare them. Both parents of students preparing for college and parents of college students on a break will leave with strategies to move forward.
Attendees will be able to:
- Identify the skills necessary for success on a college campus.
- Assess their teen or young adult’s readiness to go to or return to college.
- List options if the teen or young adult is not ready for college right now.
Can’t join us live? By registering for this webinar you’ll receive a link to the recording of the webinar.
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA has given more than 300 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of three books: “Understand Your Brain, Get More Done”, “More Attention, Less Deficit” and “Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD”. His More Attention, Less Deficit podcast has more than 100 episodes and has had almost two million downloads. He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, PA, a board member of CHADD National, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.
Be sure to visit the Help For ADHD YouTube channel for past presentations. The channels include ADHD and Food, Classroom ADHD or Tips for Teachers (I am certain you can modify these for homeschool), ADHD Teens and Driving, and Facts & Myths About ADHD. There is even a channel for Spanish speakers.
What are some of your concerns about your child being ready for college? Let me know in the comments below!