121. ADHD Coaching: Moving the Success Needle

Norrine Russell is the creator of a cutting-edge coaching approach for challenging children, such as those who are 2E, have ADHD, Autism, or Anxiety, as well as those who have learning disabilities. Since 2009, Connected Coaching has demonstrated success with hundreds of students.  Dr. Russell is an expert in child development, learning styles, special needs, and effective parenting practices. She has twenty years of experience developing positive youth development and parenting education programs. She combines her expertise to give parents and students the full support and resources they require to develop and prosper.  Listen in on the conversation between Dr. Lia Gaggino and Norrine Russell, PhD. This new concept could be groundbreaking.

 

[00:33 -13:41] Personal Journey from Academic Job to Youth Development

  • Her son’s diagnosis of ADHD and the Tampa Bay ADHD Parent support group
  • The success of Russell Coaching as the largest student coaching practice in the country  
  • The coaching Process
  • Significance of multimodal treatment
  • Gathering coping mechanisms used in Therapy

[13:42- 29:35] Access of Quality Psychiatric Care

  • How coaching works differently than traditional psychiatry 
  • Current insurance model is not tailored to diagnoses or treatments like coaching
  • How the symptom tracker helps in coaching  
  • Difficulties pediatricians face in providing medical care
  • Possible partnership between psychologists and pediatricians

[29:36 -45:59]  What the AAP says about ADHD

  • Understanding 504s and IEPs
  • Finding local and national resources 
  • The impact of COVID19
  • Filling in the gaps of the education system
  • Improved parent/student relationship when students have a coach

 

[46:00- 55:57]  Preparing for college could be a mental health transition

  • Looking ahead on what is needed for college life
  • The change of schedules, daily routines, and moving out of the home to independent living plays a part
  • Emotional Autonomy and the desire to do things on their own terms
  • Tips on how parents can effectively advocate for their child’s ADHD
  • A much more hopeful outlook on the next decade for those with ADHD

[55:58 – 1:16:00]  Closing segment Takeaway

 

You can reach Dr. Norrine Russell

 

 Links to resources mentioned on the show

Book:  Asking the Right Questions about ADHD Before, During, and After Your Child’s Diagnosis

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline The Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents: https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article/144/4/e20192528/81590/Clinical-Practice-Guideline-for-the-Diagnosis

ADDitude Magazine:  https://www.additudemag.com

 

Other episodes you may like:

**Episode #88

ADHD: Strategies for Boosting Executive Function Pt I

**Episode #109

ADHD: Executive Functions Pt II

**Episode #119

ADHD: Executive Functions Pt III

**Episode #26

The 3 Bs: Brain, Body, Behavior – Managing Anxiety

**Episode #71

Depression: Naming the Monster

 

Key quotes for Twitter:

“What I will say is if your student has been experiencing anxiety or depression because they really don’t feel capable at school, I think things like depression, anxiety can be secondary really to ADHD and to some of the learning differences…” Dr. Norrine Russell, PhD

 

“Coaching works really well on the virtual platform because in essence, it’s like a meeting. You’ve got to check in about goals, you have skill building to do, you have information to process.  I think that it is really very well suited to the virtual platform”… Norrine Russell, PhD

 

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