Category: ADHD Education

Stimulant Diversion Rising with Young Adults with ADHD

ADHD Education | Miscellaneous

Stimulant diversion, which can range from giving a friend a single pill to selling one’s prescribed pills to others, is on the rise; and young adults, particularly college students, are the primary source of this increasing and troubling form of prescription medication misuse.

By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC



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ADHD Distinctions

ADHD Education

ADDentifiers are words that seem similar in meaning but when articulated identify the shifts the ADHDer is missing.

ADDentifiers describe the lower level of functioning and encourage the client to move up to the next level of ADDentification.



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Accreditation Matters: How are Certification, Credentialing, & Accreditation Different?

ADHD Education | Coach Training

To recap our first 3 articles in the series:

Now we will talk about the different types of ICF and PAAC certification.

When looking for a quality ADHD coach or ADHD coach training program, it’s important to remember two things:

  1. Quality coach training programs are accredited (by ICF and PAAC)
  2. Individual coaches apply for certification as a credentialed professional coach (from the accredited program and/or ICF and PAAC).


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Birthday Parties, the Cafeteria, and Other Social Obstacles

ADHD Education

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by Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed.

You need not helicopter to help your child make friends — in fact, too much parental interference can do more harm than good, especially in middle school.

Follow these strategies to boost your tween's confidence and skills in the most challenging settings and scenarios.



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ADHD: How to Protect Yourself from Verbal Abusers

ADHD Education

Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are often targets of very negative, hurtful comments. When attacked, they experience an amygdala hijack and fall into fight, flight, or freeze, which can trigger hours of rumination.



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Why do Adults with ADHD Choose Strength-based Coaching Over Public/Mental Health Care?

ADHD Education | Coach Training | Research

Overview and Recommendations

by David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC



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ADHD Coaches (and Their Training) Are Not Created Equal - Accreditation Matters

ADHD Education | Coach Training

Distinguishing Between Certification, Credentialing, and Accreditation

The following is a multi-part article that addresses a vital need in both the ADHD community of adults, and the life coaching profession: what do we do with an industry that doesn’t regulate its coaches, where anyone can call themselves a “certified” ADHD coach regardless of whether they have actually received training from a credible, established, accredited program? 

How are adults—especially those who’ve only discovered their ADHD diagnoses in recent years—supposed to find a qualified coach with highly specialized training in adult ADHD? 

For that matter, why should an adult take advantage of all the support a coach can offer when anyone is allowed to call themselves an ADHD coach?



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ADHD Coaching: An Integral Component of Effective Comprehensive Treatment for Adults with ADHD

ADHD Education | Coach Training | David Giwerc

by David Giwerc

Research clearly indicates psychopharmacology’s prominent role as an ADHD intervention.

Even if the primary care physician is comfortable with treating an ADHD adult, the typical office visit does not allow sufficient time to address every issue that confronts the newly diagnosed adult ADHD patient. 

The patient may leave with an appropriate ADHD medication regimen, but many other critical problems related to the diagnosis may remain unaddressed.



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Why Is The Virtual Learning Experience at the ADD Coach Academy So Powerful?

ADHD Education | Coach Training

Since its inception in 1999, the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) has embraced both distance e-Learning and adult learning principles in our ADHD coach training and educational courses. 

Our program is specifically designed to leverage the advantages of voice-to-voice training, traditional classroom structure, and interactive, flexible, creative online learning. 

It’s designed to engage and activate the unique brain wiring of all of our coaching students.



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When Boring And Hard Are Synonymous - Understanding the struggle with ADHD

ADHD Education | Miscellaneous

By Nathaniel Peters

I have ADHD. No, I’ve never been officially diagnosed as an adult. 

As a toddler in the early 90s, the teachers just called me “challenged” and told my parents I needed help. 

In what I can only describe as heroism, my parents refused to medicate me. Instead, they were advocates for me through and through, and over time, I learned to deal with being endlessly distracted.



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