ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaching…Finding the Right Professional

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I had lunch today with one of my favorite professionals and the best OT in the Chicagoland area. Her name is Erin Anderson (Erin Anderson & Associates). Our conversation turned to how a person needs to find the right professional for the right situation.

I am always looking for what’s best for my clients. If it is with a different professional, so be it. I want what’s best for everyone and want to be sure that he or she gets what is needed. Erin is exactly the same way. But the two of us have discovered that there are professionals that do not share this philosophy. It is important for everyone to feel good about the person that he or she is working with and finds the intervention helpful. As either the client or the parent of the client, you should have a strong understanding of the specific needs as well as what each professional will bring to the table. Don’t just see someone because that person says he or she will help, understand the course of treatment.

I encourage my perspective clients to shop around. I am confident in the work I do, so I want someone to feel the same way. If the person has any doubts, I want those alleviated before we begin working together. The worst thing for my work is having people unsure about it. The family should be willing to work through the process. If you feel pressured into an appointment, you should walk away. If there’s any doubts in your mind, ask questions until the answer is satisfactory. Do not settle for a professional. Feel good about your decision.

For more information on my ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning coaching, please visit www.adhdcoachchicago.com. To learn more information about some of the other services I provide, please visit www.carrolleducationalgroup.com and www.iepexperts.com. I can be found on Twitter at ADHDEFCoach. You can also find me on FacebookGoogle Plus and Tumblr. My good friend and fellow ADD/ADHD Coach Tara McGillicuddy invites me as a regular guest on ADD/ADHD Support Talk Radio. Tara does many wonderful things and you should check out her website here. Feel free to email me at jonathan@adhdefcoach.com or call 773.888.ADHD (2343) with any additional questions.

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