Life Skills

Coaching Skills for the ADHD Brain (Ages 13-15)

In this ongoing class, students will work on ADHD-specific strategies to stay organized, manage their time, learn techniques to focus, strengthen their study skills, build self-esteem, and develop strategies to deal with overwhelm.
Dr. Joy: Veterinarian & Educator (BSc, MSc & DVM)
75 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Although a veterinarian by training and professional practice, I have spent the last few years at home providing coaching support for my own three children, all of whom have been diagnosed with ADHD.  Because of this experience, I completed the coursework for my ADHD Coaching Certification.  I have witnessed firsthand the impact that coaching has had on my children’s sense of wellbeing and overall success in school, sports, and social situations. In addition to being an ADHD, Aspergers, and Executive Functions Coach (self-employed), I designed workshops and training to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and abilities and presented these to hockey associations as well as to educators and teaching assistants in the English and French school systems.  I was recently hired in October 2021 as the online ADHD Instructor on the Faculty of Continuing Education at Ashton College.

In my personal and professional experience, I have discovered that I am a creative and out-of-the-box thinker that fuses scientific logic with empathy and compassion.  I am an avid learner and intuitive listener with a lifelong passion for sharing my insights. I embrace the belief that there are multiple solutions to every challenge and that each person’s ADHD is unique, requiring a multi-modal, strength-based approach. 
Something to write with - pencil/eraser or pen
Something to color with (crayons, pencil crayons, markers, etc..)
Print out PDFs if needed (will be provided before each class)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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At times, the class may use Kahoot!, a resource that has been pre-approved by Outschool. Kahoot! does not require students to create an account. It collects only a nickname, which is anonymous and not linked to a persistent identifier, from a student who merely plays a Kahoot! Game. The nickname permits the student to play the game.
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The resources used to create class content include:
▶ Understand Your Brain, Get More Done by Ari Tuckman
▶ Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
▶ Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
▶ Empowering Youth with ADHD: Your Guide to Coaching Adolescents and Young Adults for Coaches, Parents, and Professionals by  Jodi Sleeper-Triplett
▶ Fast Minds by Craig Surman and Tim Bilkey
▶ Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey


Dr. Joy: Veterinarian & Educator (BSc, MSc & DVM)
Lives in Canada
Bilingual Veterinary & Science Teacher and ADHD/Executive Functions Coach with a strong foundation in Music
75 total reviews
85 completed classes

About Me

My name is Dr. Joy Prescesky, better known as Dr. Joy! I obtained my undergraduate degree with honours in biology from Acadia University, my Masters of Science degree in bacteriology from Queen’s University, and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine... 
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