Category: ADHD Education

What is ADHD Coaching and How Can It Help?

ADHD Education | Coach Training | Miscellaneous

Our friends at Totally ADD created this wonderful video that clearly, and entertainingly, provides information to help you easily understand what ADHD coaching is, and how it can help those struggling with ADHD.




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This Recording Could Save Your Young Adult Child from Going to Prison

ADHD Education | Miscellaneous

This audio recording is unprecedented and is an absolute must-listen, whether you are the parent or the young adult child who is taking ADHD stimulant medication.

Host Jeff Copper, from Attention Talk Radio, masterfully interviews a young adult college student who was arrested for drug diversion, classified as the illegal distribution of a prescription medication.

This young man courageously reveals his horrific experience for the purpose of preventing it from happening to another human being. This interview will leave you spellbound and in total disbelief that this could happen to any one of your kids. But it could, especially, if they are not made aware of their responsibility with stimulant medications, or any other prescribed medication.

Illegal distribution of stimulant medication under Federal and State law is a felony; and can lead to incarceration.



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Your Child Isn’t Defiant — His Skills Are Lagging

ADHD Education

“If he could, he would.” Children with ADHD don’t always act rudely or awkwardly on purpose — sometimes, they simply lack the executive function skills to keep up with confusing social norms and fast-paced conversations. Here’s how parents can reframe these social challenges and better bolster weak skills.

by Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed., Director of ADDCA's ADHD Coaching for Families program

Originally published in ADDitude Magazine.



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ADHD: Character Strengths and Who You Are

ADHD Education | David Giwerc

What should you do if you have ADHD? The answer is often revealed by understanding who you are. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews master certified coach David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC, and Founder and President of ADD Coach Academy.

Jeff identifies what he attends to when he's coaching people to help them understand who they are and what they are all about.

David talks about how he uses character strengths to help individuals do the same.

Then they compare their different approaches to understand the contrast between the way Jeff and David think based on “who” they are and use that to explain what careers have worked for them in the past and how they're very different. If you are curious about “who” you are, you'll want to listen.



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Reach Your Potential with Adult ADHD

ADHD Education

Here is an article where Caroline Maguire, PCC, ACCG, and Director of ADDCA's ADHD Coaching for Families program, provides a solid list of strategies to improve the management of your brain and activate your executive functions. She also mentions medications and what I like to call "the Pill does not give you the skills." However it can put you on a level playing field so that you can use the strategies Caroline has identified.

–David Giwerc


By Stephanie Booth

Originally posted on WebMD



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What to Do When Other Adults Suggest Your Child Has ADHD

ADHD Education

This is an important article to read so you can be ready for the ignorance that usually accompanies negative words about undiagnosed ADHD behavior. They simply don't understand and need to be educated by well-trained ADHD coaches. Caroline Maguire, PCC, ACCG, and Director of ADDCA's ADHD Coaching for Families program, has some wonderful suggestions for specific language you can use to diffuse the condescending negative remarks made by those who think they know ADHD.    

-David Giwerc


How to respond to others who express genuine concern, sarcastic comments or judgmental words.

Originally published in U.S. News and World Report

By Jennifer Lea Reynolds, Contributor | Sept. 13, 2017



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Put Strategies into Action

ADHD Education

Originally published in Attention Magazine

by Caroline Maguire, PCC, MEd

Leader of Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families program

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Review of ADHD Entrepreneurial Research

ADHD Education | David Giwerc | Research

By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC ADD Coach Academy

Originally posted on The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders

This is the first in a series of two blog posts discussing and reviewing 

Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed



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Physician’s Challenges in Treating ADHD

ADHD Education

In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper talks with Dr. Joel Young (www.rcbm.net) about the realities and challenges of working with the ADHD crowd, in both diagnosing ADHD and prescribing medication. If you want to know what it is like to deal with the other side, listen in as this is a very insightful show.


 

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How to Manage Play Dates and Other Social Outings When Your Child Has ADHD

ADDCA In The News | ADHD Education | Coaches in Action

A message from David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC, Founder and President of ADD Coach Academy:

"I wanted to make you all of aware an excellent article featuring ADDCA's Director of Family Training, Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M. ED, which appeared on July 14th on the prestigious US News and World Report website.

It is very informative with great strategies for those coaches who are working with families who have ADHD kids. It is also a great resource for parents to help with establishing play dates and with a few of their child's social skill challenges." 



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