Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC, is a Certified ADHD Coach, Teacher Trainer and Parenting Specialist. She works nationwide with parents, teachers, therapists and related services professionals for the education, treatment and support of children with ADHD and Executive Function Deficits. As founder of PTS Coaching and Training, Cindy helps parents and professionals nurture children through tolerance, empathy, and support, with a healthy balance of guidance, structure and discipline. She supports others to create calm, more compliant environments, establish realistic rules and expectations, reduce homework stress, and improve problem-solving and self-advocacy skills for students. Cindy created and facilitates the highly acclaimed workshop series: Calm and Connected: Parenting Children with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges©. Her philosophy is, “Don’t bend the Universe – too much.” Prepare children for the real world, but know when to give them that extra support they may need. She supports parents to “Parent the Child you Have” as they gain skills and confidence through their journey. Cindy provides Professional Development for schools and professional organizations and at national conferences addressing how ADHD and Executive Function Deficits impact children and how to help boost behavior and performance. She has spoken at national and regional conferences including CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), LDA (Learning Disabilities of America), IDA (International Dyslexia Association) ACO (ADHD Coaching Organization), Independent Schools Association, Educational Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists. In addition, Cindy has been a guest expert on several webinars and podcasts including CHADD, Additude Magazine and other prominent sites. Cindy is also the author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD. Based on her parent workshop series, this book will guide readers towards a deeper understanding of what ADHD is beyond the characteristics most often mentioned—impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness—and offer parenting perspectives and techniques to dramatically improve family relationships. Through the ADHD Parent Coach Academy, Cindy trains other to become ADHD Parent Coaches and to become facilitators of her highly acclaimed workshop series: Calm and Connected: Parenting Children with ADHD©. She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College and her ADHD Coach Certification from the Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching. In addition, she has trained with Dr. Edward Hallowell and is a Certified Mentor for Think:Kids, formally The Collaborative Problem Solving Institute, dedicated to understanding and helping challenging children and adolescents. Cindy is Co-Founder of the Long Island ADHD Professionals Consortium. She is on the Executive Board of CHADD of Nassau County (Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) and has served on the Board of the Long Island Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Cindy is also a member of ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) and ACO (ADHD Coaches Association).
Managing ADHD and Boosting Executive Function Skills
This training provides the latest research and best practices regarding how to remediate and support students with ADHD and Executive Function weaknesses. Participants will gain skills, strategies and techniques to support students in need at the Point of Performance while balancing the needs of all students in the classroom. Learn to teach kids a targeted ten-minute lesson on how their brain works to help them focus, reduces stress, and learn more effectively. Take advantage of the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices to get kids motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their true potential.
Teaching Grit, Perseverance and Frustration Tolerance to Children and Adolescents
The ability of students to control their emotional and cognitive impulses greatly impacts their ability to succeed academically and elsewhere in life. This workshop will give specific rational, tools, and strategies to help children develop their self-regulatory skills. Using mindfulness, exercises, stories, and games, Cindy will help participants learn to assist students in developing their ability to manage sustain their focus, manage their frustration, and persevere to achieve their goals.
Skills for Success: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Mindset and How Learning Really Happens
Research has shown us that how we perceive our ability to learn greatly impacts our confidence, motivation, and perseverance. Executive Functions are the cognitive skills needed for academic performance, social skills, and life skills. Commonly, these are the skills utilized to organize, plan, initiate, manage emotion, shift maintain focus and use working memory. They govern the HOW you do what you DECIDE to do.
This presentation will start off by briefly explaining how Executive Function skills are developed including tips, tools, and strategies parents can use to promote optimal success in all aspects of life. Cindy will then explore how to best help children see themselves as learners and how to best support them in developing perseverance in the face of challenge.