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.
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: Winter 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.
Monthly Teen Group Coaching Class – This class is designed to help students become proactive in keeping track of, planning out and completing homework assignments and preparing for tests. Topics to be covered include: homework strategies, organization, time/attention management, specific executive function skills (getting started, working memory, focus, etc.) and study skills. Classes are interactive and include a review of current and upcoming assignments with an accountability component. This group meets in early fall.
Drop In – Reorganize and Get Back on Track: Current and former students can get a refresher course on the C.O.D.E. method of organizing and go through their backpacks, binders and agenda to reorganize, prioritize and focus on upcoming homework and projects. They can also work on homework in our quiet office. Upcoming drop-in dates: Dec 3, January 7 and 21.
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! 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