Academic coaching services are available to students who are registered with the Office for Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (AEO). Academic coaching is an inquiry-based support system that enables students who have a diagnosed disability to better understand how their particular disability influences their behavior in academic, social, and personal settings. It involves a process of reflective dialogue between student and academic coach. Through collaboration, sessions are designed to help students develop goals and strategies for balancing the demands of college life in a private, confidential space. Coaches most often work with students who are diagnosed with learning differences, ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and chronic health conditions; however, academic coaching is an effective tool for students with other disabilities as well.
Areas frequently explored, but not limited to, include:
- Time management/prioritization
- Organization of space, belongings, ideas
- Self-advocacy skills
- Problem-solving/decision making
- Metacognition/learning strategies
- Study skills, writing skills, and reading strategies