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Edge Foundation helps North American students with ADHD reach their full academic, professional, and social potential. If you have ADHD, the Edge Foundation can support you with a personal coach.
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Click here to support Learning Edge 2017 Give the Gift of Coaching to At Risk Students by Edge Foundation

Click here to support Learning Edge 2017 Give the Gift of Coaching to At Risk Students by Edge Foundation | ADHD Coaching | Scoop.it
Children in low income families who may have been the victims of physical and emotional abuse, addiction and violence often have learning and attention challenges which puts them at risk for falling behind, failing and dropping out of school, particularly those who have been diagnosed with ADHD. While they are all brilliant in their own special ways, these students may lack the ability to plan, prioritize, focus, and follow through. The Edge Foundation, through its cadre of specially trained Edge Coaches, helps students realize their potential and pursue their passion. Edge Coaching provides the tools that a young person needs to develop resilience, perseverance, and grit. Our proven techniques have helped hundreds of students overcome their learning challenges and succeed in school and in life. We need your help to extend Edge coaching to as many students as possible whose families may not be able to afford coaching services. Each Learning Edge student will receive a $2,500 grant for Edge Coaching. Coaches work one-on- one with the student to help them develop the skills they need to succeed in school. Some of our most successful entrepreneurs, political leaders, athletes and artists have ADHD. Your donation will help give these students the chance to be one too!
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Who believed in you when you struggled with ADHD? Join us in helping at-risk youth stay in school with the gift of coaching. Donate today. 
 
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Scholarship Support | Edge Foundation

Financial scholarships for college students are wonderful, but they don't ensure successful completion and graduation. That's why we provide Edge Coaches to
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Financial scholarships for college students are wonderful, but they don’t ensure successful completion and graduation. That’s why we provide Edge Coaches to support scholarship recipients as a form of scholarship insurance.
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CCEU Classes | Edge Coaching

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Career & Life Planning Services Specialty Training is a 6-week distance training class designed to give ADHD Coaches the competencies, tools and expertise needed to assist clients in the “career piece” of the coaching process.
Career & Life Planning Services Specialty Training is a 6-week distance training class designed to give ADHD Coaches the competencies, tools and expertise needed to assist clients in the “career piece” of the coaching process.
 
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What is Coaching All About? | Edge Coaching

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How does it work? What do you need to do?

Coaching young adults with executive-function challenges is about allowing the brain and the body’s nervous system to work together to for best results.

There are several ways of looking at coaching. One is coaching for compliance and the other is coaching for growth. Coaching for compliance is what happens when overt expectations are established so that someone must comply. Coaching for compliance is also about following rules and doing what is expected in a given situation. When we mention compliance or growth, we are actually thinking about how the autonomic nervous system is being activated.

Moreover, when people want others to follow rules, expectations or orders then this is what is called coaching for compliance, or, being told what to do and how to do it.   

continue reading https://edgefoundation.org/blog/2015/12/17/what-is-coaching-all-about/

The autonomic nervous system is composed of two parts, the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems. The parasympathetic nervous system generates neurotransmitters that help us relax, improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and think more clearly. In addition, activating the parasympathetic nervous system helps us feel calmer and it helps us make better decisions as well as allows us to learn.  Therefore the goal of coaching is to help the client activate his or her parasympathetic nervous system through a process of asking questions. This helps the client discover, dream, and envision a better life actually allowing the nervous system to think.https://edgefoundation.org/blog/2015/12/17/what-is-coaching-all-about/https://edgefoundation.org/blog/2015/12/17/what-is-coaching-all-about/

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Webinars | Edge Coaching

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What is “Behind The Wheel With ADHD”?

Have you heard the studies that show that teen drivers with ADHD are four times more likely to be in a car accident than their peers who do not struggle with executive-function impairments?

Would you appreciate some guidance from the experts on training and coaching teens with ADHD? If so then this program may be one way to help your students mitigate those risks and improve the likelihood of a successful training experience for your teens who struggle with attention deficits and learning challenges.

Human factors are considered to be the most common cause of automobile accidents with in-vehicle distraction identified as a significant contributor to traffic collisions. Any disorder that impairs attention elevates the risk for crashes and other serious incidents on the road. Automobile accidents are more common among those with ADHD and are usually associated with a higher rate of fatality. . Compared to other teens, young drivers with ADHD are two to four times more likely to have traffic accidents, three times as likely to have injuries, four times as likely to be at fault, and six to eight times more likely to have their licenses suspended. Many of the symptoms associated with ADHD are known to magnify driving risks, especially impulsivity, distractibility, inattention, excessive anger, aggression, and risky maneuvers.

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Training Webinar program “Behind the Wheel With ADHD”

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Edge Foundation is excited to be able to bring you a new training webinar program called “Behind the Wheel With ADHD”, created and developed by Gayle Sweeney and Ann Shanahan. This program was originally designed for driver education professionals and modified for this webinar to allow parents, coaches, and other professionals working with novice teen drivers who struggle with ADHD and other executive functioning challenges to gain from their expertise and knowledge. Gayle and Ann want to bring this information to those in the Edge community who are interested in helping create an enhanced driver training experience for their teens or clients or loved ones.

 

What is “Behind The Wheel With ADHD”?

 

Have you heard the studies that show that teen drivers with ADHD are four times more likely to be in a car accident than their peers who do not struggle with executive-function impairments?

Would you appreciate some guidance from the experts on training and coaching teens with ADHD? If so then this program may be one way to help your students mitigate those risks and improve the likelihood of a successful training experience for your teens who struggle with attention deficits and learning challenges.

 

Human factors are considered to be the most common cause of automobile accidents with in-vehicle distraction identified as a significant contributor to traffic collisions. Any disorder that impairs attention elevates the risk for crashes and other serious incidents on the road. Automobile accidents are more common among those with ADHD and are usually associated with a higher rate of fatality. . Compared to other teens, young drivers with ADHD are two to four times more likely to have traffic accidents, three times as likely to have injuries, four times as likely to be at fault, and six to eight times more likely to have their licenses suspended. Many of the symptoms associated with ADHD are known to magnify driving risks, especially impulsivity, distractibility, inattention, excessive anger, aggression, and risky maneuvers.

What Does “Behind the Wheel with ADHD” Offer?

“Behind the Wheel with ADHD” gives you the tools necessary to coach your ADHD teens in creating effective strategies and skills to manage the risks associated with all executive functioning challenges and driving:

• Learn how to implement specific strategies to create a safer trip on the road for the teenage driver with attention deficits or other executive functioning challenges.

• Leave the training with a new set of tools to support the teen driver as he or she learns to drive and manage distractions, impulsivity, and other impediments to safe driving.

• Benefit from the research done on how drivers with ADHD and other executive functioning challenges can create a set of routines that eliminate many of the risky behaviors associated with ADHD and driving.

• Use the tools necessary to start a Graduated License Plan immediately for the new driver based on the prototype developed by Dr. Russell Barkley as well as templates for one’s own enhanced Driver Log, Parent-Teen Agreement, and information about the new app available for iPhones and Androids for the recommended Pre-Trip Inspection for drivers who struggle with executive functioning challenges.

• Learn the impact medication has on the effectiveness of a teen’s driving and some specific ways one can help him or her manage the medication protocol to mitigate risks.

When is “Behind the Wheel with ADHD” Offered?

Webinar Dates: Two Wednesdays in September:
September 23: Noon- 1:30 pm Pacific; 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern
September 30: 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm Pacific; 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern

What does “Behind the Wheel with ADHD” Cost?

Fee: US $75 for 90 minute webinar, use the button below to pay and register.


Choose a dateSeptember 23rd September 30th Enter your phone number

 

How to Sign up for “Behind the Wheel with ADHD” Webinar?

To Sign Up: https://edgefoundation.org/parents/webinars.
Questions: Contact Denise von Pressentin at Edge Foundation at 206.632.9497 or at dvonpressentin@edgefoundation.org.

 

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ADHD Coaching Works!

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How to Participate | Edge Coaching

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"Edge Coaching is the best thing we’ve ever done for our at-risk youth.” Zeek Edmond, Principal, Giaudrone Middle School, Tacoma

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Three Active Learning Strategies That Push Students Beyond Memorization

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Those who teach in the health disciplines expect their students to retain and apply every iota of learned material. However, many students come to us having achieved academic success by memorizing the content, regurgitating that information onto an exam, and promptly forgetting a good portion of it. In health, as well as other disciplines where new material builds upon the material from the previous semesters, it is critical for students to retain what they learn throughout their coursework and as they begin their careers as a nurse, engineer, elementary teacher, etc.

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Help your student shine this fall

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ADHD Coaching can help your student avoid the problem and pitfalls of ADHD, and help to develop and polish the attributes that ADHD has to offer. Contact www.EdgeFoundation.org to get your student or your school to started with our proven coaching program. 

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Seven major areas of focus in which Edge Coaches work with ADHD clients

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To learn more about Edge ADHD Coaching visit www.EdgeFoundation.org

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In-School Coaching | Edge Foundation

Edge coaching works across the spectrum. At one end, we have the student who has been labeled as "unreachable." At the other, it works with those labeled as
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Edge Coaching Works Ten years of university based, randomized, double blind, control group research and pilot testing have proven that Edge Coaching works. Edge Coaching is four times (4X) more effective than any other educational intervention on the issues that these students deal with: self-regulation, perseverance, willpower and grit. Case studies of the experiences of Giaudrone Middle School and Big Picture High School demonstrate how the Edge In-School Coaching Program is being effectively used in schools today.
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In-School Training | Edge Foundation

  The Edge Foundation provides three types of training in schools. Edge Coach Training The Edge Foundation will train selected members of your staff
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The Edge Foundation provides three types of training in schools. 

Edge Coach Training 
The Edge Foundation will train selected members of your staff to be Edge Coaches to provide one-on-one coaching for students in the school setting. The training is a comprehensive, 3 day intensive training program, based on our many years of coaching at-risk students with learning challenges stemming from ADHD, dyslexia or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). 

 Teacher & Staff Training We will train your entire teaching and support staff in Edge Coaching techniques so they can be even more effective in their role and so they can communicate with all students in a supportive non-judgmental way. 

 Leadership Training We offer leadership training to administrators, principals and other executive staff. This training demonstrates how Edge Coaching techniques can be used to develop and enhance executive leadership skills in the school administration context.
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The Gap-Year Edge | Edge Coaching

Empty the average span in college is 5-6 years, not 4; gap-year students finish in fewer school terms than their non-gap year peersdescription

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New Methods Enhance Driver Training of Teens with ADHD | Edge Coaching

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New Methods Enhance Driver Training of Teens with ADHD
 

As trained ADHD coaches, we appreciate new, promising research that shows driving instructors who utilize a coaching strategy to communicate with their students to be more successful.  To date, there has been little research conducted on the impact of coaching as a learning technique for the driver education community.

One standout exception is Dr. Jonathan Passmore, a renowned British author, speaker, coach, and internationally respected psychologist who came to the driver training industry in 2010. His first impression of the field was that it was dismissive of any approach to improve. He compared this perspective to the medical practices of the 18th century where experience without scientific method was enough. Today, we will not accept a new drug that is not subject to scientific evaluation. Yet, sadly, the driving industry in the U.S. operates without the benefit of the scientific method. The driver education culture is slow to embrace new methods, technologies and programs that enhance the new-driver training experience.

Dr. Passmore developed a coaching method hypothesis for use in driver education. Specifically, he proposed that coaching, as a training technique would mitigate the risks associated with teenage drivers, thereby increasing skills and reducing accidents.

 

As ADHD coaches and authors of Behind the Wheel With ADHD, we see the value of connecting the coaching method with driving instruction. This is especially important for those teens with ADHD. A typical driving lesson finds the instructor in the passenger seat calling out commands to an often-nervous novice driver. As most in the ADHD community are well aware, ordering a string of varied instructions is not an effective way to communicate with these students. The situation is further exacerbated by the new driver’s anxiety.

In his research (which is still continuing in England), Dr. Passmore found that driving instructors who utilized his coaching approach — in both classrooms and behind-the-wheel lessons — believed their teaching style improved. They were also able to offer students more feedback and to work collaboratively to set clear goals in each car trip. What’s more, they frequently engaged their students as active learners.

Someone with ADHD who is trying to master driving skills encounters challenges due to impairments of executive functions plus a probable maturational lag. In addition to these problems, there are challenges encountered at each level of skill building. Driving is a complex behavior that involves three organized levels of competency: operational competency, tactical competency, and the highest level, strategic competency. It is the strategic level where we train driving instructors to use the coaching approach. This instructional approach engages their students as active learners. Strategic competencies include skills related to planning, choosing the route, preemptive decisions and also developing an awareness of the learner’s deficits such as impulsivity, distractibility and inattention.

Driving instructors who use coaching  (e.g. Asking questions, actively engaging students, providing feedback) are creating a “learning laboratory” in the car. There both successes and failures are explored equally. As the needs of teenagers with ADHD and other executive functioning challenges become more defined and we step up in science, education, medicine and technology to meet those needs, we are hopeful the driver education community will adapt.  We offer our training program for private driving schools and public school instructors so they can better serve students with learning challenges. Part of our training program highlights Dr. Passmore’s work as a valuable resource. His approach can integrate coaching skills with driver education training for the general benefit of all drivers.

Behind the Wheel With ADHD professional training program is the creation of Gayle Sweeney and Ann Shanahan and is available to any commercial driving school or public school that offers driver education. Parents who wish to enroll their teen in a driver education program that offers this specialized training should check the website or request their local program contact Gayle or Ann to arrange approved training and certification.

Gayle Sweeney and Ann Shanahan, co-authors of Behind the Wheel With ADHD, authored this blog. Their website is www.behindthewheelwithadhd.com.  For more information, contact them by email or phone:  gayle.shanahansweeney@gmail.com; annshanahan55@gmail.com or, 630.674.2738 (Gayle) or 312.428.1133 (Ann).

Their 90-minute webinar Behind the Wheel With ADHD for parents and coaches is sponsored by the Edge Foundation, each month. Check out the webinar at https://edgefoundation.org/parents/webinars/ and sign up today.

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The ADHD Superwoman | Edge Coaching

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This month our guest blogger, Kelsey Peterson, started out writing a column about procrastination, but ended with a column about being superwoman. Our guess is
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ADHD and Juvenile Justice in Schools and on the Streets

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The phone rings. Your ADHD adolescent is in trouble with the law. You're now in the thick of it. But what three things could you have done to minimize the problem? Education and criminal law attorney Rob Tudisco discusses what you might need to cover with your ADHD teens before they get into trouble. This will be an insightful show. If you want to minimize a bad situation before it happens, this is the show for you. Listen and learn three important tips to teach your teens before an incident occurs. Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.
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Three top things to cover with your ADHD teens before they get into trouble.#ADHD and law.

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Coaching Tips for Your One Life - Mindfulness

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Each week, I will be answering questions that you send in via email, have special guests and discuss topics that will help you live your one life to the fullest. This episode we will look at mindfulness and mindful meditation.
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Look beyond medications for your ADHD challenges

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Multimodal treatment is important for helping those with ADHD. Included in the treatment is coaching. Don't wait until the fall to get started. Start now, get organized and watch your students shine in the upcoming school year. www.EdgeFoundation.org 

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This Might Be The Easiest Way To Boost Concentration And Memory

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Mind wandering after a long day at work? Forgetting where your keys are? Don't despair.
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Thriving in college with ADHD

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ADHD doesn't need to slow you down at the college level. Here are survival strategies that can help ensure your college experience is more productive and stress free.


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