ADHD Training Center Offers Coaching and Support for Children with ADHD on Long Island – And Their Parents!
Children with ADHD have amazing personalities, and most will grow up to be thrilling, successful adults. But along the way is a journey that can have its challenges – for the child, for the parents, and for the family dynamic as a whole. ADHD Training Center is based on Long Island, and offers a variety of support services to help navigate the different struggles that may occur along the way.
For those that want to know more about ADHD on Long Island, including class availability, current scheduling, and more, please contact ADHD Training Center, today.
About Our Long Island ADHD Coaching and Classes
ADHD Training Center offers a comprehensive range of classes and coaching services specifically designed for children with ADHD and executive function disorder, as well as for their parents and the rest of the family. We are committed to providing effective, practical tools and strategies to help manage ADHD. Located on Long Island, our in-person classes are a cornerstone of our services, with remote options also available for those outside of the area.
Our classes are subject to change, which is why we encourage you to contact us if you need additional support or guidance. Current classes that we offer at different times include:
- ADHD Parent Coaching Class – This class is designed for parents seeking to better understand and support their child with ADHD. Covering the science behind ADHD and practical parenting tools, this course aims to help parents assist their children in reaching their full potential, creating a harmonious home environment and helping parents through some of the difficulties they may experience along the way. We start in person classes often, with parent coaching classes on Long Island available for parents of newly diagnosed children and those that have been working with their neuroatypical child for years.
- ADHD Child Support Group – Our “Child Support Group” class is a 6-week support group for children, segmented by age groups (7-10, 11-13, and 14-17). These sessions focus on self-awareness, self-esteem, and emotional regulation, offering a supportive space for children to understand their challenges and strengths. Not only does it help the children themselves, but it also helps foster a sense of community so children do not feel alone.
- ADHD Social Time – Our “Social Time” is a very fun monthly social hour that provides an excellent opportunity for children with ADHD who struggle socially. It provides a safe, supervised setting for them to interact with peers, form friendships, and enjoy positive social experiences. Children make friends, learn how to communicate better, and see people just like them in a positive, supervised setting.
- Executive Function Coaching – Targeted towards high school and college students, as well as young adults at the start of their careers, these weekly sessions focus on building essential skills like time management, organization, focus, and emotional regulation. Teens and young adults learn effective ways to manage their executive functions and integrate tools to help them thrive as they enter adulthood.
- Private Classes and Support – For anyone that would like personal help, we offer personalized coaching sessions for parents and children offer tailored support and strategies to address the specific needs of their child with ADHD. These sessions focus on creating a customized plan to foster a balanced and nurturing home environment.
Classes change often, so if you’re interested in learning more about any upcoming coaching, training, or other support on our calendar, please be sure to reach out to the ADHD Training Center team or bookmark our site for opportunities for group coaches and other classes as they arrive.
Service Area for ADHD Coaching
Our goal is to create classes available both in person and online. Currently, we operate our ADHD coaching out of Jericho, NY on Long Island. We hold all of our parent coaching, social time, and ADHD support groups in person at 400 Jericho Turnpike Suite 104, Jericho, NY, United States, 11753. This location puts us right near the center of Long Island, close to:
- East Meadow
- Garden City
- Roslyn, and Beyond
We also soon plan to create remote (digital) parent coaching and ADHD support services that will allow anyone, anywhere in the world to seek help for themselves or their children. However, we will continue to provide in person ADHD coaching in our Long Island location.
Additional Services and Support
ADHD Training Center is an advocate for children with ADHD, and their parents. We currently offer additional services available for those that need help. These services include:
- School Advocacy – Long Island is getting better, but many schools still do not have resources and support for children that have ADHD. ADHD Training Center may be able to help, as we can communicate to the school or district what it needs to improve its access to ADHD resources and understanding of ADHD.
- Mental Health Support – Depending on the issue, ADHD Training Center – and its connection to other mental health providers – may be able to connect children with ADHD to mental health support and resources that can help them address anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions that are more common with kids that have ADHD and executive function disorder.
If there is something specific you need, you are also welcome to contact us. If it is not something we can currently provide, we can keep it in mind as a possibility in the future.
Get Started with ADHD Training Center
At ADHD Training Center, we are dedicated to providing the resources and support necessary for individuals with ADHD and their families to thrive. Whether you are looking for in-person classes on Long Island or remote support across the United States, we have options to fit your needs.
Ready to begin? Call ADHD Training Center today or register for our classes to take the first step towards empowering yourself or your loved one with ADHD. Our experienced coaches and educators are eager to assist you on this journey.
More Information about ADHD and Executive Function Disorder
Top of FormIntroduction to ADHD
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is often misunderstood and surrounded by misconceptions. At ADHD Training Center, we are dedicated to providing clear, accurate information about ADHD to help individuals, families, and educators better understand and manage this condition. Our goal is to demystify ADHD, breaking down complex concepts into understandable terms, and offering insight into the experiences of those living with ADHD.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is characterized by a pattern of behavior that includes difficulty maintaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. It is one of the most common childhood disorders but can also continue into adulthood. Understanding ADHD involves recognizing its three primary components:
- Inattention – Difficulty in sustaining focus, organizing tasks, and following through with responsibilities.
- Hyperactivity – Excessive movement and activity levels that are not appropriate for a person’s age or context.
- Impulsivity – Acting without considering the consequences, leading to hurried actions and potential difficulties in decision-making.
Keep in mind that these symptoms may manifest differently from child to child, and has shown gender differences as well. For example, girls are far more likely not only to have issues with inattention, but also have that inattention be something that occurs more internally. This is why it is sometimes harder to diagnose ADHD in girls, since the symptoms may not be as noticeable. Boys, on the other hand, have a higher likelihood of hyperactivity and impulsivity, as well as inattention that is more visually noticeable).
(Note that all children exhibit and experience symptoms differently, and some girls may display hyperactivity/impulsivity while some boys may struggle with inattention. This is why it is so important to have a professional evaluation)
ADHD – Beyond the Symptoms
While the primary symptoms of ADHD are well-known, there are several other aspects that are important to understand:
- Variability of Symptoms – Symptoms can vary significantly from person to person, and not everyone with ADHD will have all the symptoms.
- Impact on Daily Life – ADHD can affect various aspects of life, including academic performance, work efficiency, social interactions, and self-esteem.
- Coexisting Conditions – ADHD often coexists with other conditions like learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders.
It is always a good idea to have a child evaluated by experienced professionals to determine the if they have ADHD. Also, keep in mind that some symptoms may be linked to the coexisting conditions.
The Importance of Early Recognition and Support
Early recognition and intervention are crucial in managing ADHD effectively. Timely support can help in:
- Developing coping strategies and skills to manage symptoms.
- Preventing secondary problems related to self-esteem and social functioning.
- Enhancing overall quality of life through tailored educational and behavioral strategies.
At ADHD Training Center, we are committed to providing comprehensive support and resources for individuals with ADHD and their families. Our services include:
- Educational resources to understand ADHD.
- Strategies for managing ADHD in different settings, such as home, school, or workplace.
- Support groups and workshops for individuals with ADHD and their families.
Understanding ADHD is the first step in a journey towards effective management and empowerment. ADHD Training Center is here to guide and support you through this journey, offering expertise, empathy, and encouragement. Whether you are an individual with ADHD, a parent, or an educator, we are here to help you navigate the challenges and harness the strengths associated with ADHD.
Top of FormIntroduction to Executive Function Disorder
Executive Function Disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition that notably impacts cognitive control and self-regulation. This disorder primarily manifests through difficulties in managing thoughts, actions, and emotions, which in turn affects planning, problem-solving, decision-making, and goal-oriented behavior.
While commonly associated with children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Executive Function Disorder can also affect children and adults without ADHD.
Defining Executive Function
Executive function encompasses a range of cognitive processes essential for regulating thoughts, behaviors, and emotions to achieve specific goals. Key skills under the umbrella of executive function include:
- Inhibition – This skill involves controlling impulsive responses, resisting distractions, and maintaining focus on relevant tasks.
- Working Memory – This refers to the ability to retain and manipulate information for tasks, follow instructions, and problem-solve.
- Cognitive Flexibility – This skill is crucial for adapting to changes, shifting attention between tasks, and altering strategies as needed.
- Planning and Organization – It involves setting goals, creating step-by-step plans, organizing resources, and systematically executing tasks.
- Time Management – This skill entails effectively estimating, allocating, and using time to complete tasks and meet deadlines.
- Emotional Regulation – This involves understanding and managing one’s emotions and appropriately responding to the emotions of others.
These executive functions are critical for maintaining control over various aspects of life and achieving goals.
How Executive Function Disorder May Impact Children
Children and adults with Executive Function Disorder struggle with one or more of these executive functions, leading to challenges in daily functioning, including time management and emotional control. The disorder can have a wide-ranging impact, affecting things that include:
- Academic Performance – Challenges in organizing schoolwork, following instructions, time management, and studying effectively.
- Social Interactions – Difficulties in understanding social cues and maintaining relationships due to impaired cognitive flexibility and emotional regulation.
- Time Management and Organization – Struggles with keeping track of time and staying organized in personal and professional settings.
- Planning and Decision-making – Issues with setting and achieving long-term goals due to challenges in planning and prioritizing.
- Emotional Well-being – Increased stress, frustration, and lowered self-esteem, impacting overall emotional health.
These clinical effects can further lead to secondary issues like anxiety and depression.
Support and Strategies for Executive Function Improvements
While Executive Function Disorder is lifelong, various strategies and interventions can assist in managing its challenges:
- Skill Building – Focused interventions to enhance specific executive function skills through exercises and practice.
- Environmental Modifications – Utilizing visual aids, checklists, and organizational tools to support executive function.
- Assistive Technology – Employing digital organizers and task management apps to compensate for executive function difficulties.
- Supportive Structures – Collaborating with educators and family members to implement tailored accommodations, like extended time for tasks and task breakdown.
Understanding the nuances of Executive Function Disorder is pivotal in developing effective strategies and interventions. By embracing a strengths-based approach and implementing targeted support, individuals with this disorder can lead fulfilling lives. Utilizing their unique strengths and compensatory strategies, they can navigate their challenges and achieve their goals, contributing positively to their academic, social, and personal endeavors.