Category: ADHD Education
Originally published in Attention Magazine
by Caroline Maguire, PCC, MEd
Leader of Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families programDownload Article
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
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.
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."
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
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.
To recap our first 3 articles in the series:
- Anyone can call themselves an ADHD coach regardless of their training and qualifications
- The preeminent governing bodies in the coaching profession, ICF, PAAC, develop standards that accredited coach training programs must meet
- ADHD coaches need special training in both the ICF life coaching competencies and the ADHD Coaching competencies (PAAC), plus an understanding of the ADHD brain and other specialty areas related to executive functions.
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:
- Quality coach training programs are accredited (by ICF and PAAC)
- Individual coaches apply for certification as a credentialed professional coach (from the accredited program and/or ICF and PAAC).
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.
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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by David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC