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.
Certificate requires completion of three "required" workshops and three "elective" workshops within a two year period.