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Is peer coaching an effective way to help university students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) engage with their studies? Reflections on a new ADHD psychoeducational programme offered at UWE Bristol

Goodfellow, Kelly

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Kelly Goodfellow



Abstract

This article explores the effectiveness of a psychoeducational coaching program, including a peer coaching component, designed to support university students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at UWE Bristol. The challenges faced by students with ADHD in the academic environment are well-documented, contributing to lower academic performance and increased stress levels. Traditional interventions, such as medication and psychotherapy, may not be universally accessible or sufficient, prompting the need for alternative approaches. The article details a practical example of peer coaching implemented during a session focused on initiating writing tasks. The coaching groups adhere to specific rules, encouraging active listening and avoiding prescriptive advice. Participants engage in reflective discussions, sharing their writing experiences and exploring habits, ultimately fostering a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Citation

Goodfellow, K. (2024). Is peer coaching an effective way to help university students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) engage with their studies? Reflections on a new ADHD psychoeducational programme offered at UWE Bristol. Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education, 16(1), 42-46

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 5, 2024
Online Publication Date Jun 10, 2024
Publication Date Jun 10, 2024
Deposit Date Jul 3, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jul 4, 2024
Journal Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education
Print ISSN 1759-2224
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 1
Pages 42-46
Keywords ADHD Coaching neurodiversity psychoeducation
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/12106735
Publisher URL https://nadp-uk.org/jipfhe-16-1-summer-2024/

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