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What is ADHD Coaching?


ADHD Coaching is a specialized type of “life coaching” which addresses the most challenging aspects that ADHD can bring like:

  • Setting goals
  • Scheduling
  • Planning
  • Prioritizing
  • Focusing
  • Persisting at tasks
  • Self-management
  • Confidence building




How can an ADHD coach help you?


According to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) Subcommittee on ADHD Coaching: “ADHD coaches support their clients in developing a comprehensive understanding of both the nature of ADHD and the impact of ADHD on their client’s quality of life. In addition, ADHD coaches work with clients to create structures, support, skills and strategies. Coaching assists clients with ADHD to stay focused on their goals, face obstacles, address core ADHD-related issues like time management, organization, and self-esteem, gain clarity and function more effectively.”




What is ADHD?


ADHD is a real medical disorder which has been recognized by the National Institute of Health, the US. Department of education and the American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders- DSM. It is a neuro biological disorder accompanied with a developmental delay (3 to 6 years). However, there is no correlation between IQ and AD/HD. Studies have shown that even the extremely high IQ children and adults can suffer impairments of AD/HD. ADHD brings an increased risk of academic failure, frustration and dropping out of school and college. Many problems related to this disorder are not visible. On top of the obvious behavior that we noticed in colleges or at home. ADD/ADHD is likely to coexist with other conditions as anxiety or depression or conduct disorder. AD/HD Students have weak executive functions, an impaired sense of time as well 56% of them may have sleep disturbance. ADHD brings an increased risk of academic failure, frustration and dropping out of school and college. Many problems related to this disorder are not visible. On top of the obvious behavior that we noticed in colleges or at home. ADD/ADHD is likely to coexist with other conditions as anxiety or depression or conduct disorder. AD/HD Students have weak executive functions, an impaired sense of time as well 56% of them may have sleep disturbance.




The Effects of Executive Functions Deficit on Teens and College Students' Success


The evidence has highlighted structural differences between AD/HD and non – AD/HD children. The majority of this evidence points to a region known as the Frontal Lobe Area suggesting this area as involved in AD/HD children ability to pay attention, poor working memory, poor organizations skills and inability to inhibit emotions OR what is called the EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS SKILLS. Working Memory Deficit affects AD/HD Students’ ability to recall the instructions given in class, retrieving words or facts, summarizing and retelling a story, answering questions, or recalling mathematical facts needed to solve mathematical problems. Poor Memory Skills may impair AD/HD students' processing speed. They will read and write slowly which lead to processing materials slowly, have trouble completing work on time and produce less written work. That is why; they often need extended time on schoolwork and on tests. Poor Organizations skills: For students with AD/HD the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time is impaired by neurological deficiencies, which make it hard for them to stay on top of college assignments. Punishment will not change disorganized behaviors. People with ADHD try really hard to function, but often feel misunderstood and rejected. By learning about ADHD, you will gain a better understanding of the individual and see the behavior from an informed perspective.





ADHD
DR. HUDA'S INSPIRATIONAL COACHING MODEL

How Does the Inspirational Coaching Model look like?


Dr. Huda Shaaban's Inspirational Coaching Program is a nine month program that is divided into three phases which span across three semesters: The 1st Phase “Set Your Anchor”: Understand the concept of coaching and the complexity of ADHD as a neurobiological disorder. Assess strengths, weaknesses and define the goals. The 2nd Phase “Climb the Mountain”: Skills building: Build a repertoire of learned strategies and techniques to master challenges and build new skills. The 3rd Phase “Enjoy the Summit”: Execute and attain self- mastery.




The Coaching Process


The program starts with a (free of charge) consultation call through which the whole coaching process, procedures, expectations and rules are shared. If you are a parent or guardian applying on behalf of a student, please be aware that we require the student's contact information to investigate his “coachability”. Students need to decide for themselves about coaching before proceeding with the application, as coaching revolves around their goals, not the parents’ goals. The Intake session During this initial session, two hours are spent to create the Inspirational Coaching Plan based on the clients’ goals, what they would like to accomplish and by when. It is when together we “set the stage” and start finding ways to better manage their challenges and create the lasting change they want. Weekly meeting One 30 to 45 minute weekly meeting is set to review the goals, brain storm on the actual reality and define plan of action using the GROW model technique and SMART goals. Complementary Check-ins Emails, phone calls or text messages between appointments to monitor clients performance and commitment.




What is Dr. Huda's Inspirational Coaching Model?


Dr. Huda Shaaban’s Inspirational Coaching Model is a student centered program which draws out the talent and potential of the coachee. It is a Strengths Based Approach which motivates and inspires the coachee to achieve their full potential and break down their barriers in just nine months. This is goal-oriented partnership which help clients to assess their environments, identify their needs, set their goals, and provide tools for implementation and skills building. This focused and personalized one-on-one approach for coaching works particularly well for ADHD clients and assists them in: Setting Goals, Planning, Organizing, Scheduling, Prioritizing, Focusing, Persisting on Tasks & Study Skills, Making conscious and wise choices, Motivation & Follow-through, Developing systems for success, Self-Management, Self-Motivation, Mindfulness and Accountability.




Coaching Results


As a result of coaching, students develop executive functioning and self-determination skills to:

  • Recognize strengths and weaknesses,
  • Identify patterns of behavior,
  • See situations from a different perspective,
  • Reflect critically on challenges and achievements,
  • Make deliberate and creative choices,
  • Take action on goals,
  • Create greater balance and fulfillment in their lives,
  • Coach themselves.




Coaching Limitations


  • Not effective for students who have certain active psychiatric disabilities
  • Not effective if student is unable or unwilling to be introspective.
  • Not applicable for students below the age of 8.




Confidentiality


All conversations between coach and client are confidential. Even though contacting other professionals working with the client (Teacher, Social worker, Psychologist..etc) is invaluable, the coach will not disclose or communicate any information regarding the coaching relationship or coaching sessions to a third party without permission from the client. It is up to the client’s discretion whether he or she wishes to disclose the existence of the coaching relationship to others.





ADHD COACHING CERTIFIED TRAINING COURSES

What is ADHD Coaching?


ADHD Coaching is a specialized type of “life coaching” which addresses the most challenging aspects that ADHD can bring like:

  • Setting goals
  • Scheduling
  • Planning
  • Prioritizing
  • Focusing
  • Persisting at tasks
  • Self-management
  • Confidence building




How can an ADHD coach help you?


According to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) Subcommittee on ADHD Coaching: “ADHD coaches support their clients in developing a comprehensive understanding of both the nature of ADHD and the impact of ADHD on their client’s quality of life. In addition, ADHD coaches work with clients to create structures, support, skills and strategies. Coaching assists clients with ADHD to stay focused on their goals, face obstacles, address core ADHD-related issues like time management, organization, and self-esteem, gain clarity and function more effectively.”




What is ADHD?


ADHD is a real medical disorder which has been recognized by the National Institute of Health, the US. Department of education and the American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders- DSM. It is a neuro biological disorder accompanied with a developmental delay (3 to 6 years). However, there is no correlation between IQ and AD/HD. Studies have shown that even the extremely high IQ children and adults can suffer impairments of AD/HD. ADHD brings an increased risk of academic failure, frustration and dropping out of school and college. Many problems related to this disorder are not visible. On top of the obvious behavior that we noticed in colleges or at home. ADD/ADHD is likely to coexist with other conditions as anxiety or depression or conduct disorder. AD/HD Students have weak executive functions, an impaired sense of time as well 56% of them may have sleep disturbance. ADHD brings an increased risk of academic failure, frustration and dropping out of school and college. Many problems related to this disorder are not visible. On top of the obvious behavior that we noticed in colleges or at home. ADD/ADHD is likely to coexist with other conditions as anxiety or depression or conduct disorder. AD/HD Students have weak executive functions, an impaired sense of time as well 56% of them may have sleep disturbance.




The Effects of Executive Functions Deficit on Teens and College Students' Success


The evidence has highlighted structural differences between AD/HD and non – AD/HD children. The majority of this evidence points to a region known as the Frontal Lobe Area suggesting this area as involved in AD/HD children ability to pay attention, poor working memory, poor organizations skills and inability to inhibit emotions OR what is called the EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS SKILLS. Working Memory Deficit affects AD/HD Students’ ability to recall the instructions given in class, retrieving words or facts, summarizing and retelling a story, answering questions, or recalling mathematical facts needed to solve mathematical problems. Poor Memory Skills may impair AD/HD students' processing speed. They will read and write slowly which lead to processing materials slowly, have trouble completing work on time and produce less written work. That is why; they often need extended time on schoolwork and on tests. Poor Organizations skills: For students with AD/HD the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time is impaired by neurological deficiencies, which make it hard for them to stay on top of college assignments. Punishment will not change disorganized behaviors. People with ADHD try really hard to function, but often feel misunderstood and rejected. By learning about ADHD, you will gain a better understanding of the individual and see the behavior from an informed perspective.





SCHOOL-BASED COACHING PROGRAMS
INDIVIDUAL COACHING SESSIONS

One-to-one coaching sessions with certified coach (ACC) Dr. Huda Shaaban which will support the coachee by exploring hidden personal strengths and abilities. For more information about the Dr. Shaaban's coaching approach, visit Huda's Inspirational Model.

To schedule a free consultation session with Dr. Huda Shaaban email us at inof@ldpassociation.org

MEET YOUR COACH

DR. HUDA N. SHAABAN

LD/ADHD Expert

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

 

Disability Services Assistant Director

American University of Kuwait (AUK)

 

ICF Certified ADHD/ Life Coach

 

Author

Strategies to Overcome ADHD – My Recipe for Success

 

President

Learning Difficulties Professional Association (LDPA)

 
 
 
 
 
 

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