Live Webinar on September 5: at 1:00 pm
Life Skills That Matter: What Every High School Student Should Learn Before Graduation
Research shows that students who learn to advocate for themselves in high school are more likely to succeed in college. Unfortunately, families spend far more time and money researching and touring colleges than they do developing the advocacy skills that will help their teens thrive there.
High school is the time to learn the self advocacy skills that are key to success in college and in life. In this webinar Theresa Maitland will focus on what you can do during high school to help your child understand his or her needs,, what to ask for, how to ask effectively and how to handle situations when he or she doesn’t get what they want.
Sending a teen with learning differences to college without the skills to recognize her needs — and to assertively ask that they be met — is a recipe for problems. In life after high school it will be up to the student, not her parents, to take charge of setting up and managing classroom accommodations.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- What it means to advocate for yourself as a student, including a breakdown of component skills
- Why these skills should be part of every student’s high school years
- Real-life examples of how teens with and without these skills navigated life after high school
- Strategies for developing these skills while a teen is in high school
- Strategies for coaching your teen and helping him refine his advocacy skills
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Theresa E. Laurie Maitland Ph.D., has been in the field of education for over 40 years as a teacher, professor, trainer, presenter, consultant, clinician, coach, author and researcher. Dr. Maitland has worked in a variety of programs and roles that center around individuals of all ages with learning and attention differences. In 1997, Dr. Maitland was one of the first professionals in higher education to be trained as a coach, and together with her colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) introduced coaching to the campus community as well as professionals at other higher educational institutions. In 2003, she became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and an ICF (International Coach Federation) Certified Coach in 2018. In addition to coaching hundreds of college students over the years, Dr. Maitland also coauthored one of the first books published on the topic of coaching college students. During her career at UNC, she coauthored a coaching training program that has reached over 300 staff and faculty at UNC. She has participated in several research studies investigating the impact of coaching on undergraduates including those with ADHD/LD.
Dr. Maitland also coauthored two award winning books on college transition for teens with ADHD/LD: Ready for Take-Off and On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide.
Theresa E. Laurie Maitland Ph.D., Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi