Back to School TuneUp Program

Executive Functioning Boost to Help Kids Succeed at School

You want to see your kid adjust to school successfully.

You’re child struggles to stay organized or turn assignments in on time.

You want to your kid to learn effective systems to manage their time and tasks.

You don’t have the time or emotional energy to walk your kids through back-to-school prep. Or you want to outsource the task to prevent conflict.

Your child needs executive functioning skills to succeed throughout the whole school year.

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Our four-week Back at School TuneUp Program is for students who could benefit from a some extra support in the school system. Our executive functioning coach Emily Renda will walk kids through 5 essential skills to prepare your kid to stay on the right track at school this year.

Kids with ADHD, school anxiety, or executive functioning deficits will especially benefit from this tuneup. Even kids without these concerns can learn important life skills towards becoming a successful independent person!

We begin 2 weeks before MCPS schools begins in order to prepare kids, and we continue 2 weeks into the beginning of the school year to make sure we can support early tweaks needed to make the rest of the year successful!

Now Enrolling for Back to School TuneUp Program

Dates: Wednesday nights Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31, Sept 7

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Meets In-Person at Our Olney Location

Ideal for kids and teens age 11-16

Early Bird Enrollment: $400 Enroll by June 15th, 2022

Regular Enrollment: $500 Enroll between June 16th, 2022 and start of group

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Back to School TuneUp Program Lesson Plan

Session 1: Preparation

We’ll discuss the ways kids can prepare for success at school by starting at home. This includes developing an effective sleep routine, planning meals, planning for clothes, and packing bags.

Session 2: Communication

We will learn how how best to communicate with teachers and parents about any needs a student may have throughout the year. This includes dissecting syllabi and calculating and planning for time management and sharing these plans with parents as needed.

Session 3: Organization & Prioritization

We will organize students’ schedules and create systems to help organize in-school and after-school obligations. This includes making schedules student-friendly and using a workable planner/calendar systems. We will also discuss how to juggle responsibilities and prioritize multiple assignments with varying due dates and levels of difficulty or time commitment.

Session 4: Independence and Growth Mindset

We will develop a growth mindset around evaluating the systems we have created. This includes celebrating wins and learning lessons from the feedback you receive throughout the year. This also includes self-monitoring of progress and frequent self-assessment of needs. This way, students can stay successful and productive over time.

Enroll in our Back At School TuneUp Program Today!

If you are ready sign your child up to get these concrete skills to help them begin the school year with success, then we invite you to check out our Back-At-School TuneUp Program. We’re confident this week will provide your child with the tools succeed this school year.

To enroll your child or teen, please follow these steps:

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  1. Email us! Reach out and let us know that you are interested! We’ll send you a link to our online client portal.
  2. Fill out the registration paperwork and submit your payment via credit card or Zelle.
  3. You’ll receive a welcome email from us with information. Then simply log on to your computer and join us for this wonderful learning opportunity.

Other Services Offered at Montgomery Counseling Center in Olney, Rockville, and online through MD, DC & VA

In addition to the TuneUp Program, we offer a wide variety of counseling services at our clinics located near Washington DC to meet your family or child’s mental health needs. Our services include individual executive functioning coaching, DBT, parent coaching, family therapy, teen therapy, child therapy, adult therapy, and couples counseling. We also offer supervision opportunities for clinicians seeking their professional license. Right now we are offering all our services either in-person at our Rockville or Olney Locations or via online therapy in Maryland, online therapy in Virginia, and online therapy in Washington DC. Contact us to learn more about the many ways we can help you or your family heal and thrive.

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