Updated: Sep 9, 2022
Lets talk first about the Painful points of ADHD
ADHD individuals experience a gap in ADHD treatment/management.
People (ADHD individuals, and parents and teachers) see and experience this gap mentally and emotionally, leading to overwhelm and even burnout. Resulting in trouble at school, failed tests/exams, dropped classes, and just not getting results from strategies set in place.
All these individuals experience this gap in personal ways, but they ALL experience this gap - making success feel out of reach.
ADHD coaching is the bridge individuals are looking for to access success. With a framework that is based in research, we together building the foundation (you want) for a peaceful and organized life.
ADHD specific strategies that are established in the root-cause (what is going on in the brain) in the help with organizing, project planning, studying (etc) and provide relief for the ADHD individuals, loved ones and teachers.
The most effective way is to support the root-cause of ADHD symptoms/challenges (executive function failure *hyperlink*) rather than only focusing on the symptom and failed strategies.
Who I am
I am Michelle Rolls ADHD coach and consultant, I help individuals with ADHD overcome barriers. I support students as well as their families and/or caregivers. When we meet, I help them understand how and ADHD brain works. Then, we work together and design solutions for the problems they face at school and at home. Recently I have been doing this through webinars, speaking events, and family sessions.
I strive to create a bridge of understanding between a student and their teachers. To gain a better understanding of how a student is functioning at school, I can do classroom visits and observations. Through my observations and collaboration with the student and the teacher, we design ADHD-specific strategies that will help the student thrive.
I would like to support you and your students in any way that I can.
Disclaimer: There are many resources available and the list below is not intended to be exhaustive.
Movement bingo--Use in class:
Imagine the brain (use) like a battery. As the brain receives input it works hard (drains the battery) to figure out how to file the information and what to do with it. Including movement breaks into your lesson plan can be very beneficial to help the brain recharge momentarily.
https://www.caddac.ca/ (Canadian ADHD info)
The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada is a national, umbrella organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. CADDAC is committed to increasing the understanding of ADHD, therefore decreasing the potential stigma of ADHD by providing up-to-date scientific information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
On CADDAC's website you will find they:
They hold support groups for Canadians
Provide ADHD info
Host ADHD conference
List some Therapist, coaches, ect listings
Lists of executive function specific accommodation ideas -> (For PDFs; Click on "education" tab and scroll to bottom):
https://www.additudemag.com/ (General geographic ADHD info)
On additude magazines' website you will find:
Provides ADHD info
Some Therapist, coaches, ect listings
https://www.adhdratingscales.com/ Most widely used ADHD screening and treatment monitoring tools. Used by Teachers, Parents/guardians, youth (self-report), Adult (self-report). In English and French
https://chadd.org/ (General geographic ADHD info)
CHADD Canada is a charitable organization aiming to help support, educate, and ultimately better the lives of individuals with ADHD, and those who care for them.
On chadd's website you will find:
Some Therapist, coaches, ect listing
CADDRA is a national association that is an alliance of healthcare professionals supporting patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families.
On CADDRA's website you will find:
Events they host
Has real stories from Canadian ADHD individuals
provides more info and resources
Has many videos that quickly and easily explain aspects of ADHD
Has pre-recorded webinars and more
https://ldalberta.ca/resources/ (learning disabilities resources)
0 - 6 years ADHD education resources (click on "Education" tab, then scroll to bottom)
7- 17 years ADHD education resources (click on "Education" tab, then scroll to bottom)
18- 24 years ADHD education resources (click on "Education" tab, then scroll to bottom)
Work place accommodations (click on "workplace" tab, then scroll to bottom)
Smart but stuck - Thomas E. Brown (talks about the reward receptors)
I would like to support you and your students in any way that I can. Please contact me if you are looking for a specific help/resource.