ADHD EducationADHD Education
In many of our teleclasses at the ADD Coach Academy we have intense discussions about the pervasive ignorance and lack of understanding of ADHD. This not only occurs in the health care professions and public sector, it is also very prevalent in our academic institutions, from primary schools to universities, where there is a lack of support for the natural ways human beings learn.
Recent sleep research at the University of California, Berkley reveals some important findings about you and your brain.
When you watch a movie you have the power to suspend reality and imagine anything you want: nothing is impossible. You can even be a demigod with ADHD and dyslexia.
In the debut movie “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” Percy is a 17 year old high school boy with ADHD and dyslexia struggling with school, and getting into lots of trouble. Unbeknownst to him, he is also the son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.
The character Percy illustrates the real-life paradox facing individuals with ADHD and dyslexia. He has unique strengths that are way above average but also has some noticeable weaknesses. I have worked as an ADHD coach for over 10 years, and found often that there is no middle ground for ADDers. Percy’s ability to get things done in some situations is superior, and in other situations is very inferior.
by David Giwerc, MCC, Founder and President, ADD Coach Academy
We live in a performance-oriented world. It’s also a world where too much emphasis is placed on identifying a person’s weaknesses and then focusing on improving the performance of those weaknesses.
This negative focus can take its toll on a person’s innate strengths, which may be downplayed or overlooked in the quest for “improvement.”
Hello my name is David Giwerc. I am the Founder and President of the ADD Coach Academy. Since becoming a coach in 1994, I have been privileged and honored to witness thousands of adults and families with AD/HD take amazing leaps and bounds to become more fulfilled human beings.
This only can begin to happen when you become educated about your own ADHD. I don’t mean a general, textbook education of ADHD with medical language about the brain and the corresponding imbalance of neurochemicals. Unfortunately, that is how most health care professionals may have explained ADHD to you.
The kind of education that will empower people with ADHD to move forward is the kind of customized, individualized education that encourages you to explore and discover the specific situations where your own impairing challenges (inattention, impulsivity and hyper activity) of ADHD have impeded your ability to move forward.
To find out how you can get educated about your own ADHD in powerful proven ways, please go to Simply ADHD Program.
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Successful, fulfilling events in your life have brought you great joy and have strengthened your self-confidence.
Although you know these experiences exist, you have not been able to conjure them for a long time.
You have the ability to bring back these events to yourself at any time, but the knowledge of how to do so is buried in the depths of your subconscious.
You have been totally unaware of its existence.
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.