Wolff Child Psychology provides psychologically informed academic executive functioning coaching for students in 5th-12th grade and into the early college years.
Executive functioning skills, such as planning, organization, and perseverance, are the foundation of academic success. While EF skills are growing and developing for all students through childhood and adolescence, for some, challenges with EF skills are prominent and can negatively impact academic performance. For these students, difficulties with organization, planning, and time management, as well as getting started on, persevering through, and completing tasks, impede their ability to fully demonstrate their skills and abilities.
While basic tutoring can be helpful, we have found that psychologically informed coaching can be just the ticket for many children and teens to integrate more effective EF strategies into their daily lives. Coaching can be especially helpful for youth with significant learning and attention struggles, which can be part of clinical diagnoses such as ADHD, Dyslexia/Dysgraphia, and ASD, as well as learning profiles indicative of slower processing speed or problems with working memory. At Wolff Child Psychology, our coaches work in homes, schools, at our office, and virtually with parents, children, and teenagers to craft individualized, attainable goals, and to provide concrete supports toward successfully achieving those goals. This can include supporting the student and their family with navigating online school platforms (e.g., Infinite Campus, Google Classroom) and their short-term and long-term assignments, ultimately helping the student learn to be accountable and responsible for their academic success.
Wolff Child Psychology’s psychologically informed coaching incorporates time above and beyond sessions with your child. Coaches meet regularly with our licensed clinical psychologists about their clients, facilitating a multi-disciplinary approach to coaching sessions. Our coaches collaborate with our psychologists on integrating recommendations from private and public school evaluation reports, including embedding 504/IEP accommodations and intervention goals into sessions. Our academic EF coaches also provide substantial support with reading analysis/comprehension and with writing, given the high demand on executive functioning required by these academic tasks.