Academic Coaching Combats Learning Disabilities in Walnut Creek CA

Downtown Walnut Creek is the East Bay Area’s premiere spot for shopping, restaurants, and a vital downtown atmosphere. Enjoy lunch on a patio before browsing the galleries of the Lesher Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum, or the lovely gardens at the Gardens at Heather Farm. Next, burn off some energy at the Ruth Bancroft Garden or Walnut Creek Skate Park.

Thanks to Nancy Chin and her program at Step By Step for Success, Walnut Creek is also a hot spot for addressing ADD, ADHD, and executive function disorder in students. These learning disabilities can turn seemingly easy tasks into the nearly impossible: focusing or maintaining attention in the classroom is an immense struggle, and completing homework assignments at home is even more difficult due to a lack of study skills and organization.

At Step By Step, Nancy Chin helps people recognize and understand the challenges they face, and how to overcome them. Learning differences such as ADD, ADHD and executive functioning disorders are nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. In fact, they are among the most common obstacles people of all ages face. However, these learning differences only have the power to “disable” a person as long as he/she does not learn how to work with them.

That’s what academic coaching is all about—holistically approaching and understanding ADD, ADHD, and executive functioning disorders to learn how to channel it more productively to overcome previous barriers. It won’t be accomplished over-night and will require commitment and consistency; but once the skills are learned they can be applied to all areas of life. Nancy works closely with the student, parent, and teachers from schools within the Walnut Creek School District. This includes: Buena Vista Elementary, Indian Valley, Murwood, Parkmead, Walnut Heights and Walnut Creek Intermediate. Nancy also collaborates with high school teachers at Las Lomas and Northgate, of Acalanes Union High School District and the Mt. Diablo Unified School District respectively.

Take the first step. Call Nancy at Step By Step for Success today.


* Step By Step for Success serves the California Bay Area including the cities of Alamo, Danville, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, and other local cities.