Category: ADHD Education
Overview and Recommendations
by David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC
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?
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.
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.
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.
Master Coach, and ADDCA Teleclass leader, Jay Perry wrote this powerful poem.
For me, music is a special gift I can access whenever I need it. I can customize it to work with the emotions of my heart and it makes mundane tasks more interesting, in my head.
Music is always available for you to listen whenever you want.
Selecting the right kind of music can fulfill specific emotional and motivational needs.
Passion is the fuel that ignites the unique sparks in our hearts and drives the spirit in our souls.
YES, it can. See how our courses have changed lives.
ADHD: Grown Up
A Guide to Adolescent & Adult ADHD
Joel L. Young M.D.
An essential clinical resource when working with adult ADHD clients.