Sometimes it is more fun and effective to learn in a group. Learning and doing together may be just what you need to succeed.
At the Thinking and Doing Skills Center we offer group classes for students from upper elementary through high school on ADHD, organization, and study skills. Each group is limited in size to assure each student’s needs are met and their questions answered. Group learning helps students realize that their challenges are not unique and that with a little guidance they can figure out how to work more effectively. Click here to see our latest schedule of classes.
New Summer Class: ADHD 2.0 – This class is designed for students in grades 6-8 who want to better understand their ADHD, capitalize on its strengths and minimize its challenges. The class will help break down the mystery of how the ADHD brain interferes with homework, studying, test taking and getting things done. We’ll discuss executive functions and their role in how your student learns and works in school. Students will learn how ADHD and executive functions can sabotage their desire to succeed and will develop a knowledge base of strategies that will work for the way they think. Class meets four times for 75 minutes each. Click here for more information or to register.
NEW! Academic Coaching for Girls and Boys Grades 7-9: All students want to do well. They just don’t know how to change things. They often rely on habits they established in elementary school when they didn’t need to study and had minimal homework compared to what they have now. These “old” habits are not effective but students do not know how to change them so they continue to do things the same way. This class will help them look objectively at how they do things and help them determine where the weak links are and together we will develop new, more effective strategies to deal with planning, organization, time management, attention, and the stress they experience. These skills will then help them master their homework and study skills for greater academic success. It is different from tutoring – these are the underlying skills necessary to learning effectively. Two separate classes: Girls meet Tuesdays July 24th, August 1, 8, and 15th and Boys meet:Thursdays at 4:00 pm on July 27, August 3, 10 and 17. Click here for more information.
Back to School Essentials – This class is designed for middle and high school students that struggle with keeping track of assignments, staying organized, managing their time and could benefit from using more effective study methods. Students will learn how to effectively use an agenda or phone app, organize their materials and keep them that way, and learn homework and study strategies to improve their grades. This fast paced 90 minute interactive class also encourages students to problem solve solutions to their own challenges. Dates: Offered in August 2017. Click here for more information or to register.
ADHD/ADD and Executive Function Skills Class: Fall is a great time for middle and high school students living with ADHD/ADD and Executive function weaknesses to build the skills and strategies that can help them succeed. The focus is on coaching students to dive deeper into understanding themselves, dispelling myths about ADHD and developing a knowledge base of strategies that work for the way they think. Self advocacy and social strategies will also be covered. Three 60 minute classes cover topics like organization, mindset, monitoring actions and knowing when to change them, time awareness, planning, and much more. Click here for more information.
Drop In – Get Organized for Back to School: Current and former students can get a refresher course on the C.O.D.E. method of organizing and set up their backpacks, binders and agenda to start the year off organized and in control. Overwhelmed by the supply list and confused as to how it all goes together? We can help. Stop by and get organized on August 31, 2017 12p-4p.
Ongoing Parent Support Group: It is not easy being the parent of a child or teen with ADHD. This group is designed to offer support and encouragement to help you face the challenges as you strive to become the parent your child/teen with ADHD needs you to be while you help them become all they can. Join us for this monthly group that meets on the last Thursday unless there is a holiday. Next Meeting: June 29th, 2017.
New! Parenting Your Child with ADHD – Elementary Level: Do you really understand what ADHD is and how it affects your child? Often times you get the report back from the neuro-psych exam and it is filled with facts about what is wrong. You already knew that, that is why you had the testing done in the first place. What you really need to know is how to best help your child and your family be successful and happy.
Would you like your child to develop the skills to become more independent? Here is some of what we will cover in the four week class. (Note: classes are spread out to allow for time to implement strategies.) Learn about what ADHD is and what it isn’t and how Executive functions can impact your child’s ability to succeed. There are strategies to help improve communication and cooperation as well as, organization, homework and studying strategies. If you are tired of being your child’s planner, reminder, and project manager, then it is time for a change. Click here for more information or to sign up for this class.
Women’s Group Coaching Class: Are you ready to learn more about yourself as you journey in the direction of your dreams? Want to feel less alone in your struggles and get support from others that understand? Whether you are wishing for more balance in your life, less stress, more time for yourself, looking to start a business, go back to school, switch jobs or if you struggle with ADHD then group classes may be just what you are looking for.
Together we’ll explore where you are, and where you want to go and help you design your own plan for getting there. It is about what is important to you and the group will support and hold you accountable (if that is what you want) and encourage you along the way.
This new class is designed for those women looking for a group that can support, encourage and inspire each member to reach for their dreams. It starts January 4th and meets twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Six 90 minute sessions provide individual coaching and group support while you design and work your plan with time in between sessions to work on it. Join us this winter and make 2017 your best year yet! Click here for more information or here to register.
All group classes take place at our Hingham location:
11C Whiting Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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