Coaching helps people with ADHD carry out the practical activities of daily life in an organized, goal-oriented, and timely fashion.  Through a close partnership, an ADHD coach helps the client learn practical skills and initiate change.  A coach may help an adult with ADHD: 

  1. maintain focus to achieve identified goals

  2. translate abstract goals into concrete actions

  3. build motivation and learn to use rewards effectively

Through regular interactions, coaches learn how the symptoms of ADHD play out in the daily lives of their clients and then provide encouragement, recommendations, feedback, and techniques to address specific challenges.  The client’s priorities in life set the agenda.

Coaches deal with problems in everyday living such as organization, time management, memory, follow-through, and motivation.  Coaches focus on what, when and how - never why.  Coaches don’t delve into the past because they are focused on the present and the future.

ADHD Coaching

Linda Lawton is an educational therapist who specializes in the treatment of executive dysfunction in adolescents and adults.  She is the founder and director of the Center of Attention and Learning in Albany, CA. Ms. Lawton taught history and language arts to middle school students for many years prior to her ET training at the New Learning Clinic. Her writing has been published in Attention magazine, The Educational Therapist, and The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy, A Teaching Model (Ficksman & Adelizzi, 2010).

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