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The Efficacy of ADHD Coaching for Adults: Using Evidence-Based Frameworks
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." (attributed to Thomas Edison)
Ms. Weinfeld is a licensed speech-language pathologist, certified ADHD coach, and parent of two adolescents with ADHD, executive function difficulties, and related-challenges. She has first-hand experience with the uncertainties, frustration, setbacks, and victories that parents and individuals with ADHD face each day. Her professional work as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) spans more than 10 years, and involves administrating assessments and providing treatment and counseling services for individuals with ADHD, executive function challenges, learning disabilities, and language-based disorders. Ms. Weinfeld is also an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a certified provider of Understanding the Impact of ADHD and Executive Function on Learning, Motivation, and Behavior©, a 2-hour workshop, and Calm and Connected: Parenting the Child You Have©, a 7-session parent workshop.
Ms. Weinfeld is a strong proponent of a multimodal intervention approach (i.e., utilizing programs which work together to target multiple and interrelated aspects of development: cognitive, physical, social, and emotional) to promote well-being and optimize functioning. She draws on a whole person and positive psychology/strength-based approach to more effectively support her clients. As an ADHD coach, Ms. Weinfeld partners with clients helping them expand self-awareness, leverage character strengths, engage in goal-directed activities, and live a meaningful life. Currently, Ms. Weinfeld is actively involved in a research project on the efficacy of ADHD coaching for adults.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Ms. Weinfeld is a graduate of Union College and has an MBA in Health Care Accounting and Marketing from the Joseph M. Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh and an MS in Communication Disorders from Mercy College. Ms. Weinfeld completed the Advanced ADHD Coach Training and Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families programs with the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA). She also received professional training through ADHD Parent Coach (APCA) as an ADHD Parent Coach.
CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Ms. Weinfeld is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist in New York and Florida. Affiliations/memberships include the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD), CHADD, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Ms. Weinfeld is also a co-coordinator and board member of the Westchester-Putnam & Vicinity Chapter of CHADD.