ADHD Coach for Parents
Welcome to my ADHD Coaching Website!
“Mrs. Gill, we need to talk” How many parents of children and teens with ADHD have had a teacher, a coach, a policeman, a neighbor or even a stranger ask to speak with them about their child. It generally wasn’t to give good news. I became a coach for parents of children with ADHD because I wanted to share with you what I have learned through countless friends in the national ADHD community. We are here to H.E.L.P.you discover: H ow to handle the challenges. E mpower yourself and your child. L earn home and school strategies. P lan and prepare for success.
Maureen Gill, LCSW, ACC
I am a social worker who has raised children/teens with ADHD. Through pure necessity, I have learned parenting tips that help children with ADHD succeed and their parents survive. In the past, I have been a parent consultant for the ADHD Toolkit for the American Academy of Pediatrics and do parent workshops nationally. Since 1992, I have chaired the Fairfax County Public Schools ADHD Partnership training program which in 2010 won the National CHADD Innovative Program of the year award (adhdpartnership.com). We produced one of the first secondary school training videos in the country. I am also a National CHADD Teacher To Teacher program trainer. Raising a child with ADHD can be very difficult and I have learned from experience that parents should not have to face this alone. My hope, as an ADHD Parent and Caregiver Coach, is to guide you in this journey.
Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Federation of Coaching
Services for parents and caregivers
• A coach is primarily a listener who helps you focus on your strengths, challenges, and goals.
• A coach is not a therapist. A coach is interested in helping your current concerns and not exploring your past.
• A coach helps you believe in yourself with self awareness, self acceptance and self advocacy.
• It is a goal-oriented and a positive partnership.
• A coach is there to improve your relationships in your family and in your community.
• A coach helps you find information and resources.
Why Do Parents of Children/Teens with ADHD need a coach?
People ask what an ADHD coach for parents is. Coaches for adults with ADHD are more well-known and have proven to be very beneficial. I see a parent coach as the following:
www.adhdpartnership.com – Free school training programs (downloadable) and tip sheets courtesy of ADHD partnership group in Fairfax County, Virginia
International Adult ADHD Conference (ADDA) July 24-27, 2014 - Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida - www.add.org
CHADD international Conference on ADHD, November 13-15, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois (which is a short distance from Chicago). - www.chadd.org
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) - 301-306-7070 - www.chadd.org
National Resource Center for ADHD – 800-233-4050 - www.chadd.org
The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) - www.add.org
Books on ADHD - www.addwarehouse.com
Edge Foundation (Coaching for Students with ADHD) - www.edgefoundation.orgRead More
- ADHD Coach for Parents
- Maureen A. Gill, LCSW
380 Maple Ave. West, Ste. 205 Vienna, VA 22180
1800 Town Centre Dr., Ste. 411 Reston, VA 20190
- Phone: 703-803-4051
- E-mail: email@example.com
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These are some questions you may want to explore with a coach:
• What is ADHD and what are Executive Functioning difficulties?
• How can I lower the stress now between my husband and myself?
• How is ADHD treated?
• How can I get my child to slow down and listen?
• What is behavior management?
• What are the difficulties my child may have in school?
• Does the personality of the teacher matter?
• If you need help, ADHD parent coaching can help you learn home and school survival skills that will make your life happier and your child more successful.
Fees and Scheduling:
• There is a free first session consultation to assess if coaching would be of benefit to you. Coaching in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area can be done in person or on the telephone. Outside this area, the coaching is done by phone.
• In-person and/or telephone sessions are generally 50 minutes. The monthly fee of $400 includes weekly sessions and e mail contacts during the week. Alternative scheduling can be arranged. In the event of financial hardship, this can be discussed. Payment can be made by Pay pal or by check. A free initial consultation can be arranged by contacting Maureen Gill at
2) by calling 703-803-4051,
3) directly through the Contact Page on this website.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Maureen A. Gill, LCSW, 380 Maple Avenue West, Suite 205, Vienna, VA 22180Back
National Clearinghouse on Children and Youth with Disabilities – www.nichcy.org
Girls and Women ADHD issues –National Center for Gender Issues in ADHD - www.addvance.com
Learning Disabilities Association – www.ldanatl.org
Special Education Law – www.wrightslaw.com
Books and Articles
CHADD Information and Resource Guide for AD/HD
A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adolescents – Executive Functioning Impairments by Thomas E. Brown
Teaching Teens with ADD and ADHD by Chris Zeigler Dendy
Behavior Management at Home – Harvey Parker
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 – Thomas Phelan
Books and Articles:
Your Hyperactive Child – Barbara Ingersoll
Empowering Youth with ADHD – Jodi Sleeper-Triplett
ADD & The College Student by Patricia O. Quinn, MD & Theresa Maitland
Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell and Nancy Ratey
Women with Attention Deficit Disorder by Sari Solden
The Disorganized Brain: Coaching Your AD/HD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents by Nancy Ratey
You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo
Attention magazine, June, 2010 – “Joining Forces: The Fairfax County ADHD Partnership” View the PDF
Attention magazine, April, 2010 – “Identifying your School Advocates" View the PDF
Attention magazine, August, 2011 – “ADHD Tip Sheets”
Attention magazine, August, 2012 – “Is Your Child’s School ADHD-Friendly?”Back