ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a brain-based disorder that affects children, adolescents and adults and makes it difficult for an individual to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. It can be accompanied by restlessness and constant activity.
In addition, ADHD is typically accompanied by impaired executive functions (EF) - these are cognitive functions that controls and regulates behavior towards managing every-day tasks. Individuals with poor executive function will often exhibit difficulties in planning, organizing, prioritizing, managing time, getting started on tasks, staying on task, finishing tasks, managing emotions, and using working memory.
Furthermore, research shows that comorbid conditions amongst individuals with ADHD is relatively high. Some individuals may develop anxiety, depression, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), OCD (oppositional conduct disorder) and learning disorders. A licensed clinician in psychiatric should be consulted to diagnose and treat these disorders.
Having ADHD can be a frustrating and alienating experience for the individual and family members. With the help and support of an ADHD coach, the individual can navigate through the daily challenges of life and ADHD coaching can be an effective and useful supplement for the treatment of ADHD.
An ADHD coach or Executive Function Coach helps to address executive function difficulties such as time management, organization, getting started and finishing tasks, and teaches skills and explore strategies for growth and change. The coach focuses on the process of achieving desired outcomes, and help individuals to use strategies to adapt and move successfully forward in life.
The ADHD coaching process is a collaborative partnership based on mutual trust, honesty and openness. And, it is designed to help individuals manage their daily responsibilities either academic, professional or personal, address unique needs, identify and set goals, and learn more about themselves. Finally, the coaching process creates accountability and allow individuals to gain self-confidence to reach their desired goals and potential.
What is ADHD Coaching?