ADHD Professional Trainer Academy

Learn to Train Teachers and related professionals to improve their understanding and skill at working with students who have ADHD and Executive Function challenges.

You can earn CEUs as you learn to train others.

I have provided ADHD/Executive function professional development nationwide in schools and conferences for over a decade, and the impact has been tremendous. Participants become more confident and adept at meeting students’ social and emotional needs and helping them become more productive, self-reliant, and self-assured.

Through this Academy, I am now training others to offer my training program. You will be prepared to teach and support teachers and other professionals who work directly with children in grades K-12. You can present Professional Development in school districts, at professional conferences (Learning disabilities conferences, Speech/Language conferences, Occupational Therapy conferences, etc.), and in gatherings you create/host.

The ADHD Professional Trainer Academy training is open to:
Mental Health Professionals, Professional Coaches, Educators, Nurse Practitioners, School Psychologists, Learning Specialists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists. See below for CEUs and Professional Development Credit.

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Course Details

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Provide professional development for teachers and support professionals. Teach them to make systemic changes in classrooms and related therapeutic settings. Upon completing the program, you will be a licensed provider of PTS Coaching, LLC’s ADHD Professional Training program. Your renewable license will give you access to my ADHD & Executive Function: Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation, and Behavior© professional development program and materials to conduct your training sessions. You will also learn to facilitate the presentations Ready, Set… Now, How Do I Get Started?© and Effective Collaborating: Parent, Student, Teacher© for community education and your marketing.

  • The practical and essential information regarding IDEA, MTSS, IEPs, 504 plans and more as they relate to identifying and supporting students with ADHD and Executive function challenges.
  • How to support teachers and other professionals in issues related to collaborating with parents and managing potential conflicts.

This module provides participants with an experiential understanding of how learners are impacted by ADHD and Executive Function challenges. You will gain insights into why some students struggle regardless of their intelligence, potential, and desire. Participants will gain strategies to help students deal more effectively with transitions and performance inconsistency. You will learn the latest research and best practices to remediate and support students. We will also explore the implications of medication use for students with ADHD. With this foundation, you will be able to help individual students minimize their challenging behaviours and improve their productivity while balancing the needs of all students in the classroom.

Research has shown us that how we perceive our ability to learn dramatically impacts our confidence, motivation, and perseverance. Participants will learn how personal mindset affects motivation and willingness to learn. We will show how to support students in developing a helpful perspective for facing challenges and acquiring strategies for approaching new and challenging learning opportunities. Participants will learn how to reduce the impact of stress in the classroom to improve student mood, receptivity, and performance.

As an educator, you know how to differentiate instruction to help students with learning differences. This training provides new strategies for handling challenging behavior that disrupts the learning environment. Learn techniques to reduce disruptive behaviors, stress, and anxiety. Strengthen students’ emotional/ self-regulation skills to help them improve problem-solving and advocacy skills in school and at home.

Class 5: Open dialogue addressing issues related to training and course content

Participants will gain skills, strategies, and techniques to help students in need at the Point of Performance while balancing the needs of all students in the classroom. Learn to design subtle changes in the environment to improve and support focus, time management, organization, working memory, slower processing speed, motivation, and emotional regulation that will benefit all children, not only those with ADHD. Participants will walk away with new ideas, valuable handouts, and essential resources for teachers, parents, and related service providers to help students perform closer to their true potential.

Students, especially those with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges, often have dreams and desires but lack a concrete plan to realize these wishes. Setting meaningful goals is an impactful way for students to develop and improve self-regulation skills. In addition, research shows that when students set goals and work toward them, they perform better, experience less stress and anxiety, and are happier and more satisfied with their lives. Participants will learn to teach both the value and the process of setting, monitoring, and achieving their goals. Participants will gain specific strategies for engaging students in meaningful conversations around goal setting, establishing a process for choosing realistic goals, and setting the pathway for planning and monitoring the goals.

Moving from theory to practice requires facing the potential challenges and obstacles that often stand in the way. We will address how to implement the necessary changes and ways to address potential barriers and complications. We will lay the foundation for action and accountability to create lasting change for educators, students, support providers, and the environment.

  • Addressing the challenges and opportunities training teachers and other support professionals
  • Strategies and tools for marketing training to schools, conferences, and individuals

Earning CEUs & Professional Development Credits

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This course is approved for 1.5 CE credits from Adams State University, CONT 9589. The tuition fee to Adams State Univ. is $40 for 1.5 CEUs. Students must register for the course before the end of the semester they are enrolled.
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This course is approved for 1 Graduate Professional Development from Adams State University, ED 589. The tuition fee to Adams State Univ. is $55 for one Graduate PD Credit. For pay scale advancement or re-licensure, it depends on your school district. Most districts require graduate-level transcripts from an accredited University (like Adams State University) to move up the pay scale. Check with your district. Students must register for the course before the end of the semester they are enrolled.
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PTS Coaching, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 5847. This Distance Learning-Interactive webinar is offered at 21 CEUs of Professional Development at an Intermediate Educational Level, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply the endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

PTS Coaching, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7248. This course is approved for 15 Credit Hours. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PTS Coaching, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course is approved for 2.1 ASHA CEUs at the Intermediate Level. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

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If you are interested in receiving Continuing Education for your certification or license and do not see your approval organization here, please contact Cindy Goldrich: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

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This training program is open to anyone, regardless of teaching background or degree. As a trained ADHD/Executive Function expert, you will have much to offer educators, school counselors, therapists, SLPs, OTs, and parents.

Yes, please see the section Earning CEUs & Professional Development Credits.

Once you have completed the course, you will receive the following:

  • Access to the password-protected six modules of ADHD & Executive Function: Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation, and Behavior© to be used in school, conference, and private trainings. All the training materials are intellectual property owned by PTS Coaching, LLC and its founder, Cindy Goldrich. Proper attribution to Cindy Goldrich and PTS Coaching, LLC must be noted in all marketing and course materials.
  • 2 Free Personalized Marketing Presentations: Ready, Set, Now How Do I Get Started© & Effective Collaborating: Parent, Teacher, Student©
  • An invitation to observe future trainings by Cindy Goldrich live to enhance your knowledge and professional growth.
  • An ATTA Graduate Badge to use on your website and marketing materials showing that you are a PTS Coaching Licensed ADHD Teacher Trainer
  • One free Mentor session Cindy to discuss marketing, client support, presentation support, or business development issues (Value: $175). Ongoing support is always available through additional mentoring sessions.
  • Access to the Member Only Discussion Forum is open only to Licensed Providers. This page is a place to share ideas, challenges, and triumphs in supporting parents and building your practice. This is also a space to ask questions and get marketing and business development support.

The ADHD Teacher Trainer Academy will prepare you to teach and support those who work directly with children grades K-12. You can offer Professional Development in school districts, at professional conferences (Learning disabilities conferences, Speech/Language conferences, Occupational Therapy conferences, etc.), and in gatherings you create/host. You will also be able to support parents in helping their children with Executive Function skill development.

This course meets for nine classes. Classes One, Five, and Nine are 2 hours and are for only ADHD Teacher Training Academy participants. The remaining classes meet for 2.5 hours and are for Academy members and participants of ADHD Continuing Education Program. In addition, you will be assigned one or two coaching buddies from the class to meet with for weekly discussion and practice. You will be expected to speak for one hour per session with your partner.

Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive an email from PTS Coaching containing a link to complete the seminar evaluation. Once completed, attendees will receive an emailed certificate. PTS Coaching, LLC has a permanent record-keeping system for retaining participants’ CEUs earned for a minimum of 7 years from the completion date of the course offering. PTS Coaching, LLC has a system to ensure the privacy and security of participants. If you need to replace a certification, please contact us, and we will be happy to email you a new certificate. Fee for replacement certificate: $25.

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email [email protected] or call 516.398.9934 at least two weeks before the seminar date.

We aim for you to be 100% satisfied with your continuing education experience with us.  If you contact us more than five days before the event date, you can have a tuition refund, less a $30 cancellation fee.  Cancellations received within five business days of the course date are non-refundable, but a credit will be issued for a future seminar, webinar, or online course.  Rescheduling for a later program is permitted at any time.

If you withdraw from the course before the 2nd class, we will refund 95% of the payment received.  After that time, we offer a prorated credit towards a future course.  No credits will be provided after the 5th week, except under special/emergency circumstances.

PTS Coaching, LLC will notify participants at least two weeks before a training cancellation unless an unforeseen emergency deems it necessary to cancel a class in short order. Course fees will be refunded to each participant or applied to a future course at the participant’s request. A full refund or credit will be issued if a seminar is canceled by PTS Coaching, LLC due to weather, instructor illness, travel issues, technical issues, or other unforeseen issues.

Financial: Cindy Goldrich is the owner of PTS Coaching, LLC, and is the author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD and ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom. She receives book royalty payments.
Non-financial: Cindy Goldrich has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

PTS Coaching, LLC is committed to addressing issues of diversity and multiculturalism and engaging in practices that reflect the belief that families will thrive only by developing an inclusive coaching community. This commitment is fully aligned with PTS Coaching, LLC’s values to prohibit discrimination based on age, color, gender, national origin (ancestry), physical impairment, marital status, political affiliation, race, religion (creed), disability, or sexual orientation in the application of all program policies and procedures. All instructors must adhere to these standards.

PTS Coaching is dedicated to providing excellent training programs and maintaining a healthy relationship with all participants. As our trainee, we would like to ask you to please make a complaint to us. We’ll be sure to work to resolve your complaint as soon as possible. Please email Cindy Goldrich at [email protected] within 60 days of completing the course and we will do our best to fix any problems you’re having with the program, procedures, or payments as soon as possible. Upon receiving a complaint, we will acknowledge your matter via telephone or in writing within two business days. If your complaint is urgent, we will prioritize your complaint. We will keep you informed of the progress of your complaint, proposed actions, and the expected timeframe for resolution. We will advise you of the outcome of your complaint in writing.

Course Expectations and Requirements

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Prices, Dates & Times

The cost of this training is $1800

Classes are Live-Interactive webinars using the Zoom platform

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ADHD Professional Trainer Academy – 9 Session Course Includes:

3 Professional Trainer Only Classes Mar 7, 30, Apr 25, 2023
4 pm – 6 pm Mountain Time (6 pm – 8 pm Eastern Time)

PLUS

6 Joint Classes with Professional Trainer & CE Program ParticipantsMar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 2023
4 pm – 6:30 pm Mountain Time (6 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time)

Course Fee
$1800 or 2 Payments of $972 (Price includes the first year’s license fee of $425)
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For those interested in receiving CEUs, the course you will need to satisfy the homework requirements for the CEU or Graduate PD class. Please see the FAQs for details.

Tuition Options

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Scholarships Available: For individuals who provide support predominantly for people in BIPOC communities that are underserved, please contact Cindy Goldrich for scholarship opportunities. Limited scholarships are available; advance registration is required. Contact Cindy
Discounted Student Rate: As part of its mission to serve educational needs, PTS Coaching, LLC offers a reduced rate of 50% off standard tuition for current graduate students. Limited seats available; advance registration required. Contact Cindy
FREE Military Tuition: PTS Coaching, LLC offers this Seminar free of charge for veterans and active-duty military personnel. Limited seats available; advance registration required. Contact Cindy

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Testimonials from Cindy’s Professional Training

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Cindy’s Books

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ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

Practical insights, tools, and activities to support the social and emotional education of children who learn differently.

Check out Cindy’s parenting book here.

ADHD Executive Function & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

About Cindy

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Cindy Goldrich

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, is a mental health professional, certified ADHD Coach, and training professional. Founder of PTS Coaching, LLC, Cindy is a leading authority on parenting and supporting children with ADHD, Executive Function, and Learning Disabilities.

Author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD, a concise, easy-to-read “crash course” for parents of children with ADHD based on her Calm Connected coaching model. Co-Author of ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom, an invaluable resource for all classroom teachers full of real, practical, and powerful insights, tools, and activities.

Cindy received her Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College, and ADHD coach certification from the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching. She has trained with Dr. Edward Hallowell and Dr. Ross Greene. She is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com, CHADD’s Attention magazine, and a guest on several industry-leading podcasts.