Young woman improves time management and organizational skills

Age: 14
Gender: Female
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Background: This young woman was incapacitated by ADHD since she was a little girl and always struggled in school. She also suffered from a lying problem. She was disorganized and could never budget enough time to complete everything that she needed to get done. In the mornings, she always hoped to exercise, eat breakfast, and get ready for school with plenty of time left over – but it was common for her to run out of time having only completed one or two of the steps. She went on medication when she was a little girl and even though they helped curb some of her attention problems, they didn’t address all of her issues – namely with time management. She did the Cogmed training program and responded very well. After training, she was much better able to keep track of time and manage all of her responsibilities. In the mornings, she could follow through on all of her different steps without missing one and leaving plenty of time to get to school. In addition to the improvement in time management, the girl’s grades improved and she was lying much less than before.

Key challenges:

  • Diagnosed with ADHD
  • Received bad grades in school
  • Had trouble keeping track of time
  • Often told lies
  • Could not keep her things organized
  • Had trouble budgeting time for all of her responsibilities

Training outcomes:

  • Is much better able to keep track of time
  • Can follow through on the things she planned
  • Is much more organized at home and at school
  • Grades have dramatically improved
  • No longer lies as much as before
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