Category: ADHD Education
Michael Phelps recently was in the news again breaking another world record, swimming the butterfly stroke. Michael Phelps also has a mom who always believed in his ability to do something well. Not everything, but at least one thing. She never let up letting him know that you don’t get satisfaction from working on making your weaknesses stronger. She never let him use his ADHD to keep him down.
Although there is no conclusive evidence that suggests a specific type of diet will effectively manage the challenges of ADHD, we do know that a balanced diet with all the essential food groups is important and that exercise is crucial to the effective management of ADHD. We have provided this information from the CHADD site so that you are aware of the latest developments in the area of diet and ADHD.
Tests: Rating Scales and Checklists
Scales and checklists help clinicians obtain information from parents, teachers, and others about symptoms and functioning in various settings, which is necessary for an appropriate assessment for ADHD and treatment monitoring.
We know education is the first essential step in the process of learning how to manage the individual challenges of ADHD. ADD coaching builds hope by educating clients about their own ADHD.
Almost all individuals with ADHD come to a coaching session needing to learn more about their own ADHD as well as get a clear understanding of ADHD in general. This is a direct result of the misinformation disseminated by the media and the lack of well trained clinicians and health care professionals who have the knowledge and ability to clearly explain what ADHD is and how in manifests in its different forms.