ADHD or Social Learning Disability… or Both?

ID-10098686Individuals diagnosed with ADHD usually have difficulty with social skills, even though they may be extremely “sociable.” However, some children diagnosed with ADHD are extremely challenged socially; their parents and teachers often describe them as children who “just don’t get it.” These children usually have no idea why they are being punished and why they are told that they are inappropriate at at times. Rigidity and a high degree of naivety usually accompany Social Learning Disorder (SLD), which makes dealing with it very difficult.

Social Learning Disorder usually affects the learning process as well, as these children could easily misinterpret the idea behind a book and/or an argument. I highly suggest that, when in doubt, the parents contact a professional who could rule out this disability or, if it exists, treat it accordingly.

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About the Author

Roya Kravetz is a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) with Mentor Coach LLC, and Certified Parent Educator (CPE) with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). While there are many life coaches out there, very few are accredited and board certified through the ICF and CCE. Roya specializes in educating and coaching individuals and families with ADHD and Executive Function challenges. She also has experience working with adoptive families who have children with ADHD. Roya has combined her professional skills with her broad cultural background to build a highly specialized national and international coaching practice based in Carmel Valley (San Diego), California. She is multi-lingual and coaches in English and Spanish.

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