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Communication modalities and their perceived effectiveness in coaching for individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

E Ahmann, M Saviet International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2019

Coaching for individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), an emerging coaching subspecialty, has demonstrated efficacy both as a stand alone behavioral support and as part of multimodal interventions. Little research to date has examined processes involved in ADHD coaching. This mixed-methods study: (1) reviewed extant literature on ADHD coaching outcomes for coaching communication modalities used; and (2) surveyed ADHD coaches to explore (a) frequency of use and perceived efficacy of varied modalities and (b) coaches' views of benefits and drawbacks of each. Results provide a preliminary suggestion of the effectiveness of varied communication approaches and suggest directions for future research.

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