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Dear Organizing Coach: How Can I Find a Good ADHD Coach for My Grandson?

One-on-one coaching can be an invaluable tool for helping children with ADHD learn practical solutions to their unique challenges. Here’s how to locate the right professional for your child.

Q: “My grandson has ADHD and is intellectually gifted. I’m looking for guidance on how to find the right organizational or life-skills coach to help him learn how to focus and complete school assignments.” —ADHDGrandmom

Hi ADHDGrandmom:

I am thrilled to be answering this question! I work all day long with students and see first-hand the benefits that an academic/life coach can have in helping students feel more empowered and in control. The right coach can teach a student the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

Here are a few wonderful resources for you to explore so you can find the right fit for your grandson:

Jodi Sleeper-Triplett Coaching & Training

I received my coach training with Jodi, who is a pioneer in the field of student coaching. Her site also includes a find-a-coach directory.

[Free Resource: The Professionals that Treat ADHD]

The Edge Foundation

This organization’s vision is to give every student — specifically non-traditional learners with executive functioning challenges — a coach, so they can realize their full potential.

The ADDitude Directory

Have you checked out ADDitude magazine’s directory? Their listings for coaches and other ADHD professionals are easy to use.

Organization guru Leslie Josel, of Order Out of Chaos, will answer questions from ADDitude readers about everything from paper clutter to disaster-zone bedrooms and from mastering to-do lists to arriving on time every time.

Submit your questions here!

Updated on September 20, 2018

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