ADHD College Success Guidance Program

ADHD College Success Guidance Program College readiness assessment, training and guidance for students with ADHD. www.adhdcollegesuccess.com
How our method works ADHD created problems for you in high school; it can create problems now in college. We have studied and isolated these problems, developed principles for solving them, and created a method that teaches these Principles. Many of these ideas aren’t new. What is unique is how we tailor them for the way people with ADHD integrate information; how they learn. Students leave the program with the Principles firmly incorporated and they prove again and again that they work. Our program teaches students how to bring themselves into a dynamic state of high motivation and manage their lives there so that they don’t drop into the abyss of chaos. Students incorporate our 10 proven Principles which are simple to learn, easy to integrate, straightforward to use, and effortless to remember. We teach the Principles in a 3-day intensive residential workshop that we hold monthly. The training addresses many issues you will need to master to be successful in college, including: Anxiety and stress management Self monitoring Empowering your creativity Balancing college life demands Maintaining your focus, health, and energy Learning how to recover all of these when you lose them (it happens a lot in college!) Initial Consultation The Initial Consultation is an informal meeting conducted in our Fairfax, VA office, during which we learn about your academic background, what’s been getting in the way of your success, and most importantly, what you want to accomplish in college. We discuss the ADHD College Success Guidance Program more fully and jointly decide whether it will provide the assistance you are looking for. If you don’t live or attend college in the greater Washington area, we can make arrangements to handle this by skype or phone. Our Assessment Process Our core philosophy – AD/HD affects everyone differently and our individual experiences and histories are unique – guides us from the very beginning of our assessment process. Following our initial evaluation meeting, we conduct an in-depth clinical review of relevant records such as testing data and reports, and then schedule an interview meeting with the participant and others he deems important to this process. Ideally, the interview involves input from parents as well as the student. During the interview meeting, we administer executive functioning assessments, such as the LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory Student Report) and the Barkley BDEFS (Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale), to determine participants strengths and areas of potential challenge. Next, the participant completes a self-report inventory, which indicates behavioral aspects of college readiness, such as the student’s self-advocacy skills, relevant life skills, 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, combined with the staff clinical impressions and participant input is used to begin the process of developing a student ”plan of action” which includes goals and direction. This Plan of Action serves as the blueprint guiding both the participant and our staff throughout training and campus-based follow-up. College Readiness Training What our training does: Students are immersed in and learn the proven Principals of Success that have guided ADHD college students to success for over 25 years. Including: life organization and balance, motivation, stress and emotional management, self advocacy, problem- solving , self monitoring, academic beliefs and self concept and many other related aspects of ADHD and executive functioning. Students do the work of removing lingering obstacles to their success. They develop a plan of action which builds on their strengths and alerts them to potential problem areas. Students connect with a College Guide/mentor who will continue to work with them on this plan once they reach college. We accomplish all of this in only 3 days! Cloistered in the woodland beauty of our mountainside 40 acre retreat center, students quickly begin to focus inward and open themselves to rapidly learning and integrating the Principals of Success. They leave the Training energized, focused, and well-equipped to do the hard work that college will demand. For students from outside the Greater Washington DC area Because we are a residential training, we can lodge out of town participants. And we can schedule your Assessment immediately prior to the training event.
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09/25/2019
2019 Mental Health and Wellness Conference | Fairfax County Public Schools

Come by our table at the FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference, Saturday, October 5th!

2019 Mental Health and Wellness Conference Tools for Fostering Success at Home, in School, and Throughout Life Register for FCPS' Mental Health and Wellness Conference Parents, educators, students, and members of the community are encouraged to attend. Register Now Please join us for FCPS' 6th Annua...

Interested?  Reach out to us here on our FB page and let us know what days and times works for you!
09/20/2019

Interested? Reach out to us here on our FB page and let us know what days and times works for you!

09/15/2019
Come by and visit our table at this very important event!
04/18/2019

Come by and visit our table at this very important event!

Please join Dr. Thomas and Pam Barton at the 2019 FCPS Special Ed Conference, tomorrow, April 6th.  We will be conductin...
04/05/2019

Please join Dr. Thomas and Pam Barton at the 2019 FCPS Special Ed Conference, tomorrow, April 6th. We will be conducting a lecture from 11:20 am - 12:20 PM, room M137.

03/16/2019

Our first One-Day Workshop was pushed back to Saturday, March 23rd. There's still time to register!

02/21/2019
ADHD College Success Guidance Program's cover photo
02/21/2019

ADHD College Success Guidance Program's cover photo

Our Program addresses how students prepare for college and career - don't wait until they're in college before making su...
01/18/2019
How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready

Our Program addresses how students prepare for college and career - don't wait until they're in college before making sure they're ready! Contact us for more information.

Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.

01/17/2019
ADHD College Success Guidance Program
01/17/2019

ADHD College Success Guidance Program

ADHD College Success Guidance Program's cover photo
01/17/2019

ADHD College Success Guidance Program's cover photo

Academic Coaching can be a great support for students rededicating themselves to academic success.  We provide assistanc...
01/12/2019

Academic Coaching can be a great support for students rededicating themselves to academic success. We provide assistance with setting goals, organization, healthy self-concept, executive function, and time management, to name a few. Contact our office for more information: 703-425-5200.

Interested in knowing more about our upcoming workshops?  Contact us here on FB, or call our office:703-425-5200.
01/08/2019

Interested in knowing more about our upcoming workshops? Contact us here on FB, or call our office:
703-425-5200.

12/01/2018
Dr. Thomas and Pam Barton will be presenting at this year's CHADD International Conference in St. Louis.
11/04/2018

Dr. Thomas and Pam Barton will be presenting at this year's CHADD International Conference in St. Louis.

10/01/2018

A local psychiatrist relayed this information to a mom regarding her son's ZOLOFT medication and why it may NOT it be working:

"There is a large supplier to local pharmacies that sources their generics from an Indian manufacturer with low quality control and problems are being reported all over."

If you, or someone in your family is experiencing anything similar with Zoloft you may want to visit your psychiatrist or medical professional and get it checked out.

09/05/2018
Come by our table and meet Dr. Thomas and Pam Barton - learn more about our program!
09/05/2018

Come by our table and meet Dr. Thomas and Pam Barton - learn more about our program!

Now that the semester is over, please take the time to put reviews of your professors on "Rate My Professor."  i know ma...
05/31/2018
RateMyProfessors.com – Find and rate your professor or campus.

Now that the semester is over, please take the time to put reviews of your professors on "Rate My Professor." i know many of you use this site when deciding on which professor to choose for a course, so pay it forward to your fellow ADHD students who would benefit from your insights and post!
http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/

With over 1.3 million professors, 7,000 schools & 15 million ratings, Rate My Professors is the best professor ratings source based on student feedback. Find & rate your professors or school! #LeaveYourMark

It's finals....here's some tips....
05/02/2018
Cram Like a Pro

It's finals....here's some tips....

5 strategies to help children with ADHD study for that big school test – tomorrow!

Home | Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire
04/27/2018
Home | Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire

Home | Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire

Supporting people diagnosed with ADHD who are pursuing higher education. $2,000 and one year of ADHD coaching will be awarded to 25 individuals in the US.

02/25/2018
Habitica - Gamify Your Life

Young people with ADHD area enticed by the novelty of new things...this app could possibly keep the novelty alive, while also providing a fun way to organize and plan!

https://habitica.com/static/home

Habitica is a free habit and productivity app that treats your real life like a game. Habitica can help you achieve your goals to become healthy and happy.

Time Out: What You Need to Know About the Gap Year Experience
02/23/2018
Attention Magazine Article | CHADD

Time Out: What You Need to Know About the Gap Year Experience

Nationally recognized authority on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Becoming Ready to Launch: The Experiences of Millennials with ADHD:
01/26/2018
ADHD Weekly Article

Becoming Ready to Launch: The Experiences of Millennials with ADHD:

Nationally recognized authority on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

10/25/2017
10/13/2017
Screen Addiction: Habits that Steal Our Purpose

We are conducting one-day workshops every month, highlighting an area of interest for high school and college students with ADHD. This month, we are focusing on screen addictions. We hope you will share this with someone you know that would like to attend!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screen-addiction-habits-that-steal-our-purpose-tickets-38050696658

Have your parents, or others around you ever called you "screen addicted?" You probably think they're over-reacting. You've got it under control. But do you? Join Dr. Jon Thomas, LPC, as he identifies addictive behavior - what are the signs. Learn how to begin the journey of changing negative habits...

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