Helping children, adolescents and young adults with ADHD achieve their potential through Executive Function Skill Coaching while supporting parents in the process.

Shelley Karpel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Serving Boulder, Colorado and the North Denver Metro area

Access to Achieve,llc

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What are the Differences between

Access to Achieve Executive Function Coaching,

Academic Tutoring and Counseling?

       Tutoring     Executive Function Coaching        Counseling

What is the purpose?

End goal is life success
End goal is life successEnd goal is life success

Task is to build knowledgeTask is Executive FunctionTask is self exploration and/or
& academic skillsskill buildingcoping with problems

Focus is direct instruction toFocused exploration of issues toFocus is deep, broad exploration
learn the content materialpromote Executive Function developmentof life's issues and/or a particular

Focus is on Executive Function strategies issue that interferes with life

using school work

Builds MetacognitionBuilds MetacognitionBuilds Metacognition

How is it achieved?

Tutor directedClient directed with parent inputClient directed

Tutor is supportiveCoach is a supporter & cheerleaderCounselor is supportive

Trust is essentialTrust is essential

Tutor uses teaching skillsCoach uses skillful questioningCounselor uses skillful questioning

Uses family milieu

Uses community involvement

Process focuses on learningProcess focuses on client figuring out Process focuses on client figuring out
what is taughtpersonalized Executive Function strategiespersonalized strategies

Duration is curriculum basedDuration is based on client'sDuration is based on client's
and test drivenExecutive Function needspersonal needs

Meet in home, school or officeMeet primarily in homeMeet in office