For children with ADHD, it can often be very hard for them to focus and sit still for long periods of time. While this to some extent can be controlled with certain medications, this is generally not the desired method for most parents. One alternative form of treatment that generally seems to work well is ADHD coaching. In ADHD coaching, your child will be able to work one on one with a coach who can help them to reach the optimum level of performance with their ADHD. This article will discuss 3 specific ways that ADHD coaching can help your child:
Give Them Tools For Handling Their ADHD
One of the most difficult things for a child with ADHD to learn how to do is to acknowledge when they are beginning to have an attention deficit and then manage this deficit. Thankfully, this is one of the main goals of an ADHD coach. They will help your child to recognize when they are losing focus, acting out, etc., as well as what may bring on these feelings and behaviors. For example, if your child finds that they lose focus when they are seated in the back of the classroom, then they can instead learn to always choose a seat that is front and center. This, and other tools, tips, and tricks will be taught to your child by their coach.
Practice Real Life Scenarios
Your child's ADHD coach will also give your child the opportunity to practice proper behaviors in real life scenarios. For example, they may have set up a group of a group coaching session with other children who also suffer from ADHD, as well as those who don't. This will give your child the opportunity to interact in a real setting where they can acknowledge how to best focus and listening to what is going on around them.
Help Them Realize ADHD Is Okay
Perhaps one of the most important things that an ADHD coach can do for your child is to help them realize that it is okay for them to have ADHD and that there is nothing "wrong" with them. There are a lot of negative stereotypes that your child may have heard in regards to having ADHD, and this may have caused them some concern and insecurities. Your child's coach will teach them that there is nothing wrong with being different and that having ADHD doesn't define who they are. On top of this, they will help your child to understand that they can learn to have complete control over their attention deficit disorder.Share