I am an ADHD Coach in private practice. I help clients appreciate their strengths and pay less attention to perceived weaknesses. I quite often coach those in early adulthood who are having difficulty with schooling, transitions, addictions, relationships and sometimes all of these.
ADHD does not exist in a vacuum. It impacts the whole family, school and workplace. The bulk of my practice involves helping family members cope with one another’s characteristics and behaviours. Frequently, a person with ADHD is accused of doing something deliberately and willfully by family members who feel that the forgetting, impulsiveness, fidgeting etc. is a choice when it. I help them to understand the limitations of the condition and its so-called co-morbidities. I also, from time to time, advocate on behalf of clients with the school or workplace.
With 25 years as a teacher and a school principal with most of those spent, in some fashion, creating and modifying programs to accommodate diversity, and a PhD in education wherein I studied and wrote about students in transition, I am uniquely qualified to coach those having difficulty education.