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ADHD or Social Learning Disability...

or both?

(originally published) February 3, 2023

People diagnosed with ADHD often have difficulties with social skills, even though they can be extremely "sociable." However, some children diagnosed with ADHD face significant social challenges; their parents and teachers often describe them as children who "simply can't be understood." These kids usually have no idea why they are being punished and why they are told that they sometimes exhibit inappropriate behavior. Rigidity and a high degree of naivety often accompany the Social Learning Disorder (SLD), making it very difficult to deal with.

The social learning disorder typically also affects the learning process, as these children may easily misinterpret the idea behind reading a book and/or an argument. I strongly suggest that, in case of doubt, parents contact a professional who can either rule out this disability or, if it exists, treat it properly.

Roya Kravetz is a Professional Certified 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 a Certified Parent Educator (CPE) with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). While there are many life coaches, very few are accredited and board-certified through 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 extensive cultural experience to build a highly specialized national and international coaching practice based in Carmel Valley (San Diego), California. She is multilingual and coaches in English and Spanish.

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