ADHD and ADD Coach
Attention Deficit Disorder is characterized by behaviors and thought patterns that can be counterintuitive to leading a productive life and sustaining positive relationships. Children and their families often feel frustrated, angry, and anxious due to the difficulty children with this diagnosis have organizing their time and materials, transitioning out of strong emotional states, and attaining life's goals. Your child and I will work together to identify behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that are not working for them or their families. Together we will identify how they would like their lives to be and set goals that reflect these desired outcomes. We will design effective strategies that break these goals down into manageable steps so that your child can make meaningful progress and in doing so, feel empowered, confident, and capable. Coaching is a practical and structured process that touches most life areas including:
Strategic planning & perspective
Making conscious & wise choices
Time, task & space management
Motivation & follow-through
Developing systems for success
Healthy communications & relationships
A deeper understanding and love of self
Steps toward a simplified and more orderly life
Achieving a balanced, healthy lifestyle
$85 per hour, or 6 sessions for $450
(no cost for initial consultation)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Coach
Cognitive behavior therapy is a strengths -based approach that, rather than focusing on what is wrong with the child, focuses on what is right with them. As a certified CBT and Mindfulness coach, I draw on my 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher, family systems counselor, ADHD educator and coach, along with my training in CBT to develop an action plan designed to fit your child's unique needs. The plan we develop will focus on building upon your child's unique visions of success in order to make meaningful progress in the areas of life that are most problematic right now. These goals will build optimism, hope, and resilience into your child's repertoire of behaviors and thoughts. We will find strategies to break these goals down into meaningful steps so that your child is able to make meaningful progress, and in doing so feel empowered, confident, and capable.
$85 per hour or 6 sessions for $450
(no cost for initial consultation)
Academic Private Tutoring
As a licensed teacher, I provide thoughtful, individualized academic interventions designed to meet your child's individual learning needs in reading, reading comprehension, math, and social studies. Interventions are based on research based instructional strategies and assessments.
$70.00 per hour, or 10 sessions for $600.00
(no coast for initial consultation)
Enjoy the stress free convenience of online coaching and tutoring sessions!
All sessions take place online. This eliminates the stress of battling traffic, schedules, and occupying siblings in offices during sessions. All you need is a computer connected to the Internet. For older students, FaceTiming with an Iphone also works well.
'As a parent of three students with markedly different interests and abilities, I marvel at Sarah’s ability to relate to each student as an individual and customize an educational plan specially suited to that learner. I have watched students blossom under her leadership and seen their growth both inside and outside of the classroom. Each of my children will point to Mrs. Abercrombie as the inspiration to take on new challenges and never stop learning. One will tell you that she fostered a love of reading. Another will point to a love for History and its relation to current events. The third credits Sarah with giving him “the courage to speak up and ask questions until I really understand.'
'Almost as important as how a teacher interacts with a child is how that teacher interacts with that child’s parents. Of all of my children’s teachers, Sarah was the most interested in what my goals for my children were, and was the most supportive in achieving those goals. The personal interest she took in them produced results that helped them easily transition into the next grade, and beyond. My daughter would routinely come home from school and announce, “Today was the best day of my life!” As a parent, I couldn’t ask for more.'
'When our youngest son was diagnosed with ADHD, we employed Sarah as an ADHD tutor and coach because he had difficulty focusing and organizing school materials. Through her knowledge, patience, and persistence, her guidance helped David tremendously. We credit Sarah with helping us as parents to understand our son and how the world sounds and feels to children with ADHD. She has been an invaluable resource for us and for other parents we know on how to better interact and teach kids with ADHD. We have been blessed to have Sarah work with our son'
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