Ensuring Neurodivergent Students are Actively Setting Goals

Ensuring Neurodivergent Students are Actively Setting Goals

I don’t know what I want to accomplish…

As we go through life, children, teens, and young adults are typically always setting goals for themselves. Whether it be wanting to become a doctor, get into that sport you’ve been putting off, or simply passing a test coming up, goal setting is important for us. It helps keep us motivated, and if they are not actively setting goals, then they may lose motivation to strive for better all together. They may begin to lack the motivation to do better in school, at home, in sports, and eventually may lack the motivation to become independent in life because they do not have a goal that pushes them to do so.

Without goals, life can just pass them by. They may not care to go to college, get a “real-world” job, move out, or become a functioning adult. This can then be worrying for parents, fearing that their child may then struggle with “Failure to Launch” all because they do not set goals for themselves. Not setting goals can also affect many aspects of their lives, such as school, socializing, work, etc., because they lack the motivation to do better. However, at the Support for Students Growth Center, we help teach them the skills they need to be actively setting and achieving goals, so parents do not have to worry.

At SSGC, we provide the social, behavioral, educational, emotional, and executive functioning skills children, teens, young adults, and their families need for a happy and successful life in and out of school settings. Our team of professionals offers individualized and family coaching/counseling and social skills groups to help teach skills such as how be actively setting goals to ensure parents do not have to worry that their kids will be unable to make and maintain a wonderful life on their own. So, if your child is struggling with skills like the ones listed above and much more, the SSGC is equipped with the experience and tools to help.

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Dr. Eric J. NachPh.D., M.Ed., A.S.D.C., is a Developmental and Behavioral Specialist who specializes in Autism, ADHD and related disorders. Dr. Nach is the founder of the Support for Students Growth Center and College Life Skills Program where he and his team of professional’s help develop the Emotional Maturity, Executive Functioning, Life Skill and Social Abilities of children, teens, young adults and college students and those high school students preparing for college.