JST Coaching Model for Empowering Youth with ADHD
The JST coaching model was born out of a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of young people. As Jodi Sleeper-Triplett writes:
“Coaches are in a unique position to bring joy and fulfillment to the lives of children, teens and young adults. Coaching the whole child, not just the “academic child” or the “athletic child,” is the key to a successful and rewarding coaching experience for the coach and client.”
The model is centered on an individualized plan for success, encompassing all life areas for a positive outlook, improved life balance and well-being. ADHD youth coaching offers support, structure, strategies and skills in the areas of executive functioning, attention, focus while increasing self-confidence, self-advocacy and success in all life areas.
The JST coaching model is cited by researchers and academics as the de facto model for coaching ADHD youth.
The groundbreaking 2 year coaching research study, based on the JST Coaching Model, is detailed in the Journal of Attention Disorders (JAD) Coaching Research Article. The research, released in Fall 2012, demonstrates that college students with ADHD can benefit significantly in the areas of skill, will and self-regulation after receiving coaching services using the JST Coaching Model.