MIKAYLAPHAN

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACH

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ADHD Coaching

Subtype 1: Predominantly Inattentive/Disorganized

  • Miss attention to details or make careless mistakes

  • Difficult sustaining attention

  • Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly

  • Difficulty in following through on instructions or finish tasks

  • Difficulty organizing tasks

  • Difficulty in motivation to initiate tasks

  • Often loses things required to complete teasks

  • Easily distracted by competing stimuli

  • Often forgetful in daily activities

ADHD is the most common behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorder.  It is characterized under three subtypes.  Subtype 1 is categorized as the Predominantly Inattentive/Disorganized type.  Subtype 2 is categorized as the Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive type.  Subtype 3 is indicated when an individual has the required number of executive function skill issues from both Subtype 1 and 2.  This is called the Combined Type.  For each subtype, individuals exhibit at least six issues of executive functioning over a minimum of two settings which impede social, academic, or occuational functioning.

 

ADHD affects the executive functioning skills primarily found in the prefrontal cortex of the brain; though other parts of the brain are also affected.  Executive function refers to the brain-based skills required to effectively perform tasks and solve problems.  I formulate individualized interventions and strategies for these executive functions, as well as assist in accountability to strengthen these skills.  While I assist individuals with strategies conducive to the ADHD brain, I also work with their families to help them understand the nuances of ADHD so that they can improve their relational interaction as a family system.

 

 

Subtype 2: Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive

  • Often fidgety or difficulty sitting still

  • Often leaves seat when remaining seated is expected

  • Physical, mental, or emotional restlessness; overthinking

  • Difficulty in engaging in activities quietly

  • Often talks excessively

  • Often blurts out answers or comments

  • Difficulty waiting turn or being patient

  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others

  • Often "on the go" or seems to be "driven by a motor"