Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Study offers free academic coaching for students with ADD/ADHD



U-M students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have an opportunity to participate in a national study designed to learn more about the impact of ADD/ADHD coaching on students' academic experiences.

Students that volunteer to participate may receive a half-hour of free academic coaching each week by phone for the 2009-10 academic year.  The coaching will be provided by a highly trained ADD/ADHD Edge Foundation coaches and normally would cost about $3,000.

The study is being conducted through Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), a unit in the Division of Student Affairs. A research team based at Wayne State University will conduct the study for the Edge Foundation.

To participate, students need not be registered with SSD but must have been diagnosed with ADHD. Participation is voluntary and will remain confidential. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to contact Maureen Gelardi at sswdoffice@umich.edu or 734-763-3000 this summer.

For information about Edge Foundation coaching and to see videos of sample coaching sessions, go to www.edgefoundation.org.  For information about ADD coaching in general, go to www.adhdsupport.com/adhd-coaching.aspx.