To teens and college students, the word “structure” makes them feel boxed in or trapped. They equate structure with rules dictated by their parents or teachers, without regard to their individual needs and preferences. As adults, we know that setting up structures to get things done is beneficial for us, as well as for our teens — but how do we convey that? During this session, Jodi Sleeper-Triplett shares strategies for guiding your teen through the process of setting up a structure for studying that is comfortable and flexible, while supporting their ADHD, executive functioning and learning challenges.
About Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, B.A., is a Master Certified Coach and Board Certified Coach, trainer, mentor, presenter and keynote speaker. She is the author of Empowering Youth with ADHD and contributing author of Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture. Her company, JST Coaching & Training, provides coach training programs to individuals and organizations worldwide. She is the president-elect of the Association for Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). Jodi developed the first coach training programs focused on coaching students with ADHD, which is now offered in English, Spanish, Italian and Turkish. She is the recipient of the 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame Award for twenty-plus years of service and the 2017 Founders Award from the ADHD Coaches Organization. Jodi is seen by many of her peers as the foremost authority in the field of student and ADHD coaching. Her coaching model was used in the Edge Foundation College Coaching Research Study, and in the development of the ADHD Benefits of Coaching Scale. Jodi’s research interests include the positive impact of coaching on self-determination, resiliency and executive function skill development on students.