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How Children and Adults Can Build Executive Functioning Skills

How Children and Adults Can Build Executive Functioning Skills

The internet is fraught with information on EF, ADHD, learning disabilities and related disorders.  Choosing where to find reliable data can be difficult, but thankfully there are an increasing number of websites to browse.  I decided to subscribe to the newsletter from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University and I’ve found that […]

Coaching Can Help When Anger and Frustration Get in the Way

For many months, I have watched the news, read articles and looked at online posts about the alarming Migrant Separation Policy. I find it difficult to put my feelings to paper, as they are filled with anger at the current policies and with grief for the children and their parents. Having unexpectedly lost a child myself, […]

ADHD: What’s in a Name?

ADHD: What’s in a Name?

October is ADHD Awareness Month, a time when those of us in the ADHD community reach out to educate the public, share facts not myths and to support individuals and families who are struggling. When I first started coaching, the term used was ADD for Attention Deficit Disorder. The DSM 3 and 4 listed different […]

Congratulations Jodi Sleeper-Triplett!

Congratulations Jodi Sleeper-Triplett!

We want to congratulate Jodi Sleeper-Triplett for being presented with the Founders Award for Distinguished Service to the Professional ADHD Coach Community from ACO. The Founders Award for Distinguished Service to the Professional ADHD Coach Community was instituted in 2011 to honor those who have made a unique, impactful, selfless contribution to ADHD coaches, ADHD […]

The Homework Completion Cycle

The Homework Completion Cycle

If you ask any student how they feel about homework, the nicest thing you are likely to hear is an “Ugh!” grunt of disgust. As adults, we have shifted beyond grunting into the “necessary evil” category which is often drowned out by our own children’s sighs and disgusted grunts. Earlier this year there was a […]

Coach of the Week – Robyn Parks

ADHD, Education and Student’s Rights As a mother of a 15-year-old son diagnosed with ADHD, I was pleased to learn about recent guidance issued by the Federal Department of Education.  According to this Los Angeles Times article, the department sent a letter to U.S. school districts stating that “schools must obey existing civil rights law to […]

Coach of The Week – Albert Chavez

Leadership in Coaching In the most basic and convenient definition of fulfillment: “A coach’s role is to challenge clients to pursue their fulfillment, in spite of the circumstances, in spite of the voices all around them offering bad advice and contrary agendas, and in spite of the client’s own inner saboteur” (Kimsey, H., Kimsey-House, K., […]