Do you or your teen struggle with focusing even when you want to focus? Have you noticed that you feel restless or have difficulty sitting still? Do you have difficulty starting or finishing daily activities or projects? Do you or your teen struggle with disorganization? If these are a part of you or your teen’s daily experience, there is help.
1 in 5 children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While the difficulties experienced by children with ADHD may look different in teens and adults, they are no less significant.
There are three types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
- ADHD- Predominantly Inattentive Presentation
- Characterized by careless mistakes, struggling to focus on tasks, trouble listening to what others are saying, struggling to follow task directions, often loses thing, easily distracted, and/or forgetful.
- ADHD- Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive Presentation
- Characterized by fidgeting, restlessness, excessive talking, blurting out and interrupting others in conversation, and difficulty waiting.
- ADHD-Combined Presentation
- Characterized by a combination of inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive behaviors.
ADHD Coaching is an intervention that is based on a wellness model that has been effective in addressing organizational, goal setting, self-determination and problem-solving. “Coaches support clients by providing encouragement, feedback and practical suggestions to address specific challenges as well by supporting them and holding them accountable for following through on their goals” (CHADD, 2015). Research on ADHD coaching indicates that “those receiving coaching engage in more positive thoughts and behaviors, such as taking greater responsibility for their actions, using goal-attainment skills, modulating emotions, managing stress effectively and increasing positive expectations for performance. They also reported improved study skills and learning strategies, such as time management and effective ways to improve concentration” (CHADD, 2015).
Cost: ADHD Coaching is not covered by insurance. Please call to get more information about coaching services.
To learn more about ADHD coaching please visit: https://chadd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/coaching-adults.pdf
Reference: NA (2015). ADHD Coaching for Adults: Fact Sheet. National Resource Center for ADHD.