Jacqueline Caruso-Smith, Ed.M., AAC is an ADHD & Executive Function Coach who coaches children, teens, college students, and adults with ADD, ADHD, LD, and their families who support them. She also acts as a advocate for parents struggling to prepare for IEP meetings.
She earned her AAC from the ADD Coach Academy which is accredited through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
She has over 25 years experience & accomplishments in the Education & Training Fields. As a former teacher; program manager at the NJ Dept. of Education; a Training Manager for Fortune 500 companies; and after having served two terms on her town’s Board of Education, she decided to become an ADHD Coach, Consultant, and Parent Advocate.
Her motivation for becoming an ADHD coach stems from her daughter’s diagnosis of ADD in 4th grade. Her background in education and management training aided her in dealing with her daughter’s daily challenges. Her goal was to help her find her passion, improve her self-esteem, and help her develop strategies to deal with her executive function issues, despite the frustrations and set backs she experienced in the school system and community.
Research has shown that those with ADHD who are coached in these executive functioning skills on a regular basis are more successful in school and life.