ADHD coaches help their clients learn how their ADHD affects them. They also help them discover their personal strengths and accentuate them. They can also help in the areas of time management, recognizing social cues, how best to handle challenges, etc.
Here is a more comprehensive list of what an ADHD coach can help you do, taken from ADDitude magazine,
- pay attention to goals long enough to complete them
- learn ways to self-motivate and stay on task
- envelop strength-based structures in your life to help you stay on track
- develop rituals and routines that you will use and stick with
- use feedback more effectively
- be a better self-observer
- make lasting changes in your life
- learn to live a more balanced life
- develop strategies to follow-through on projects
- learn to measure and to use time efficiently
- be more effective in your personal, academic and/or professional life
- increase self-awareness
- identify barriers to progress and strategies to move past them
- be a better self-advocate
- learn how to minimize your challenges and maximize your strengths
- decrease self-blame and low-self esteem
- increase self-acceptance
- stop procrastinating and be in action towards identified goals
- be more proactive and less reactive
- live a richer, fuller life.
To find an ADHD coach in your area, try these links:
Keep in mind, however, that many ADHD coaches will provide their services over the phone. Therefore, you could find the coach that best suits your child regardless of their location.