F A Q

What is ADHD Coaching?

The International Coaching Federation defines ADHD Coaching as:

  • Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

  • ADHD Coaching is NOT therapy, counseling, training, teaching, managing, or consulting. It is also NOT advising, diagnosing, educational counseling or tutoring.

What is an ADHD Life Coach?

Expert ADHD Coaching is offered by one who has also been taught skills expressly for ADHD behavior. Certification and Credentials

as an ADHD Life Coach are awarded by the International Coaching Federation.. 

Is ADHD a Real Disorder?

There is over three decades’ worth of research supporting its diagnosis in adults and children. There is no legitimate debate about whether ADHD really exists or not. Hundreds of ADHD researchers around the world agree that ADHD is a real condition.

How is ADHD Diagnosed?

There is no single test to diagnose ADHD. A comprehensive evaluation is necessary to establish a diagnosis, rule out other causes, and determine the presence or absence of co-existing conditions. Clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, nurse practitioners, neurologists, psychiatrists and pediatricians can give a proper diagnosis.

What is the Difference Between ADHD and ADD?

ADHD is the official medical abbreviation for Attention Deficit Disorder, whether the individual is hyperactive or not.  All presentations of attention deficit are called ADHD.

  • Inattentive (often labeled ADD): highlighted by careless mistakes because they have difficulty sustaining attention, following detailed instructions, and organizing tasks and activities. They are forgetful, easily distracted by external stimuli, and often lose things.

  • Hyperactive (often labeled ADHD): impulsive, prone to fidgeting, squirming, and struggling to stay seated. They often talk excessively, interrupt others, blurt out answers, and struggle with self-control.

What is the Cause of ADHD?

ADHD is a neurological disorder and research indicates that it may be due to alterations in the way the brain functions. The causes are not entirely known, but studies reveal ADHD is genetic.

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