Social Thinking and ADHD

ID-100308981Some individuals diagnosed with ADHD and executive functioning challenges may also have social cognitive deficits. These deficits can include a difficult time “reading” non-verbal cues, interpreting body language, or making an inference. In many cases these deficits are subtle and remain undetected in young children. As children with social cognitive issues get older, the social gaps between these kids and their peers become more noticeable. These children may appear very sociable, while tending to talk about what only interests them. They may lack “perspective-taking” and be unaware of how their behavior affects others. SO, in a conversation, they can have a hard time checking in to see if the other person is interested in the topic. Take heart: these social skills can be developed through instruction. ‘Social Thinking’ training can be compared to teaching somebody a new language and/or culture.

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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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