Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) begins in early childhood and can last through the teen years into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have difficulty focusing, listening, sitting still, following instructions, and keeping emotions in check. Increasingly, research is showing that coaching can be a powerful tool in helping children and teens deal with the difficulties they face as a result of ADHD. Coaches can help children and teens with ADHD learn how to manage their time, break down daunting tasks into manageable steps, keep themselves organized, think proactively, use mindfulness techniques, and learn to check their thinking/acting at intervals.
Coaching Children and Teens with ADHD is offered at Pease in Portsmouth and in Manchester and is geared to a broad range of professionals, including special educators, teachers, mental health professionals, guidance and pastoral counselors, healthcare providers and other professionals who work with children and teens with ADHD.
The program consists of three required workshops plus three elective workshops that can be chosen from a number of offerings. The required workshops provide a basic foundation for coaching children and teens and the three electives focus specifically on coaching children and teens with ADHD. You are required to complete the certificate program within two years; however, sufficient topics will be offered in one year for those who wish to complete the program sooner.