Our core philosophy – ADHD affects everyone differently and our individual experiences and histories are unique – guides us from the very beginning of our assessment process.
Following our initial meeting with the student, we collect and review their relevant records such as psycho-educational testing data and reports, and then schedule an assessment. Ideally, the assessment involves the parents and students together in-person, or virtually if needed, as we gather information about previous academic and related challenges and successes.
The assessment couples a thorough clinical interview with the records/testing reviews, enabling us to determine the student’s strengths and areas of potential challenges. This process reveals behavioral aspects of college readiness, such as the student’s self-advocacy skills, relevant life skills, emotional intelligence, executive function, and capacity to function independently.
A comprehensive compilation of all this information yields a broad view of areas that need attention and preparation and can indicate a relative level of college readiness. This information is used to begin the process of developing a student ”plan of action” that includes goals and direction. This Plan of Action, which is continually up-dated in the workshop training and the academic coaching, serves as the blueprint guiding both the participant and our staff.