How to Thrive During College with (or without) ADHD and other Executive Functioning Challenges

How to Thrive During College with (or without) ADHD and other Executive Functioning Challenges

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In today’s episode guest Lynn Miner-Rosen is on the show sharing her favorite strategies for thriving during college with (or without) ADHD and other executive functioning differences. The truth is that executive functioning is still developing for most folks in their early twenties, but can be especially challenging to master for those living with conditions like ADHD.

The college experience leans heavily on our executive functioning skills, making it especially difficult for those who have not yet mastered many of these essential skills to thrive during college. The good news is that like any other skill, executive functioning can be developed and improved.

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In This Episode You’ll Learn:

What Executive Functioning Is: What is this fancy word that everyone keeps throwing around and why is it important.

Why Laziness and Procrastination Might Be Signs of Executive Functioning Deficients: Learn why your laziness might not be a character flaw. Instead, it may indicate the need to work on executive functioning.

How Executive Functioning Challenges Can Impact the College Experience: Our executive functioning governs many skills students need during college like working memory, impulsivity, effort, and persistence.

First Steps You Can Take to Begin Honing Your Executive Functioning Skills: You can build these skills. The bottom line is, you’ve got to build the habits. We walk you through the top things you can start with.

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More About Lynn Miner-Rosen

Lynn Miner-Rosen, M.Ed., ACC, CDCS is an ICF certified ADHD/Executive Function Coach and Career Development Coach who works with high school seniors, college students and young adults, with or without ADHD. Prior to coaching, Lynn was a Special Education teacher with the NY City School District for 12 years. She holds two master’s degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education from Adelphi University. Prior to her career in education, Lynn was an executive in the business world for over 15 years. Lynn lives in Florida with her husband, 2 cats and a standard poodle.

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