Shelley Karpel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Serving Boulder, Colorado and the North Denver Metro area
Coaching to develop Executive Function Skills and compensation strategies for children, adolescents and young adults and to empower parents to provide the needed support.
Case Management to facilitate and coordinate needed services in school and other settings.
We can help...
through Executive Function Skills Coaching. These skills are the management and problem solving skills that are essential for achievement. They are developmental. ADHD is an Executive Function disorder. The goal of Access to Achieve Coaching is to facilitate the learning of Executive Function Skills and strategies. Access to Achieve Coaching is a process to help the client find personalized strategies that work for the individual Executive Function weaknesses that are interfering with daily activities. We will help students recognize their strengths and learn how to use them to compensate for Executive Function weaknesses. This is accomplished in a supportive environment.
Elementary Age-The focus of the work is mostly directed at teaching parents strategies to help the child.
Middle School Age-The student starts to take more of the initiative in coaching. Parents learn how to help the child use the Executive Function strategies.
High School Age-Coaching is student directed. Parents will check in as needed to promote the use of the strategies learned.
College Age-Coaching is student directed. Parents are informed of progress and involved as needed.
space or zone out and miss what others are saying?
say "I'll do it later" and forget about it?
wait until the last minute to start assignments or tasks?
have trouble knowing where to start or how to plan?
get lost in the details and miss the big picture?
have a hard time sticking with things long enough to finish?
turn school assignments in late?
have a short fuse and get easily frustrated?
act without thinking about the consequences?
have trouble waking up and getting ready for the day?
arrive late to places you're supposed to be?
lose personal items or completed school assignments?
Do you have hopes and dreams for your child and feel that they may be out of reach?
Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD?
Does your child begin work on a big project the night before it is due?
Do people think your child is lazy?
Does your child's frustration or impulsiveness interfere with completing work?
Is your child's backpack, notebooks or room a disorganized mess?
Are you and your child engaged in a battle over getting schoolwork done?
Helping children, adolescents and young adults with ADHD achieve their potential through Executive Function Skill Coaching while supporting parents in the process.
We offer a full range of classes that foster your child’s individual growth.