Can you tell who in the slide show has ADD / ADHD?

 

Of course, you can't.  


People suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) look just like everyone else. There are no external signs that someone might have ADD/ADHD.  


The difference between people with ADD/ADHD and others is in how their brains function.  People with ADD/ADHD aren't stupid, lazy, or crazy.  Many are above average in intelligence. However, when it comes to getting routine things done like keeping appointments or focusing on priority tasks, they struggle due to a difference in the way in which the brain's Executive Function works.   

 

Did you know?

--  An estimated 8 million adults in the United States alone have been diagnosed with ADHD.

--  An estimated 6.4 million children (ages 7-17) in the United States alone have been diagnosed with ADHD.

--  ADHD affects children of all ethnicities including 9.8% white, 9.5% black, and 5.5% Latino children.

--  It's estimated that the 8 million diagnosed adults represent only 15% of the population that has ADD/ADHD

--  An estimated 50-70% of females with ADHD are undiagnosed.

-- ADD/ADHD was once thought to be just a childhood disorder.

-- It wasn't until the 1990s that researchers found that adults can also have ADD/ADHD.

-- Most people diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as children continue to have it as adults.

-- Many adults don't learn that they have ADD/ADHD until they seek help for other medical conditions.

​-- The most decorated Olympic athlete in the world, Michael Phelps, has ADHD.


People living with ADD/ADHD struggle with:

    -- Keeping focus.

    -- Hyperfocus.

    -- Time management.

    -- Distractibility.

    -- Disorganization.

    -- Impulse control.

    -- Anger management.

    -- Low self-esteem.

    -- Finishing projects and theses.

    -- Prioritization.

    -- Starting and finishing tasks.

    -- Risky behaviors.

    -- Holding a job.

    -- Staying in school.

    ​-- Staying in relationships.

    -- Drug and/or alcohol abuse.

 

What is ADD/ADHD Coaching?

Sarah Wright defines ADHD Coaching as:

"... a collaborative, supportive, goal-oriented process in which the coach and the client work together to identify client goals and then develop the self-awareness, systems, and strategies -- the skills -- necessary for the client to achieve those goals and full potential (p. 22)."  


ADD/ADHD Coaching blends four elements of coaching:

  • Life Coaching
  • Skills Coaching
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Education 

ADD/ADHD Coaching integrates these to help clients develop self-awareness, appreciate and use their strengths to reach their goals, and live fulfilling personal and professional lives.

 

Who we work with:

Adults, college students, teenagers, and preteens struggling with ADHD

Parents of ADHD children

Spouses and caregivers to someone with ADHD

Couples in ADHD relationships

Teachers whose classes contain ADHD students

Managers working with ADHD employees

Entrepreneurs who struggle with ADHD


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