Atlanta 2010 – CHADD, Edge Research, the media and more!

This blog post has swirled around in my head since I landed back in D.C. at 1 AM on Monday after five days in Atlanta.  Obviously, the thoughts have continued to percolate since it is now Thursday. On Wednesday, November 10, the CDC released the new findings on ADHD, “Nearly one in 10 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the rate appears to be growing” http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/10/cdc-childhood-adhd-rate-rises-22-percent.  This news created a media frenzy which led to my live interview on CBS News Atlanta, Friday, November 12.  We discussed how coaching helps young people with ADHD in light of the CDC findings and the network featured my book, Empowering Youth With ADHD.   What a great opportunity! During the CHADD conference, I participated in a panel where we unveiled the findings of the Edge Coaching Research Study, based on my unique coaching model for coaching youth with ADHD. My heartfelt thanks to Sharon Field, Ed.D, David Parker, Ph.D., Shlomo Sawilowsky, Ph.D. and Laura Rolands, M.A., the top-notch research team at Wayne State University, for their years of hard work, knowledge and dedication to this project. And, thanks to Neil Peterson, Edge Founder, Rob Tudisco, JD, Executive Director, and Denise Von Pressentin, program administrator at Edge. I want to give a special thank you to all the Edge coaches who participated in this study, which resulted in excellent news on the benefits of coaching for college students with ADHD. CNN was there and the health reporter filed this story- http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/12/adhd-kids-benefit-from-coaching.  For the full research study, go to the Edge Foundation. This is great news for the coaching community and students with ADHD nationwide. The CHADD conference was excellent. Expert speakers, great breakout sessions, lots of new information for parents, professionals and adults with ADHD.  Thanks to all the hardworking folks at CHADD for a job well-done. Thanks for reading.  Keep checking back here and on Facebook & Twitter for more updates.