ADHD AND SOCIAL SKILLS COACH; AUTHOR; PRESIDENT OF NEW ENGLAND COACHING SERVICES
A passionate personal coach, author, teacher, and speaker whose work has inspired important conversations about social skills at elementary and middle schools and in homes all across the county, Caroline Maguire believes all children can shine. Her work is critical to parents everywhere who support children with executive function challenges struggling to show their best selves.
Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M.Ed. has been a rock for hundreds of families who have children with ADHD who struggle to fit in socially. Caroline’s unique way of drawing out the best in her clients has been recognized internationally as she is invited to speak at conferences and schools around the world on topics related to coaching children and young adults with autism, ADD, ADHD, LD, executive function or social skills deficits. Her dedication, passion, and efforts are a direct result of her own struggles to fit in as a child with ADHD and dyslexia.
Her first book, Why Will No One Play with Me? A Parent’s Guide to Coaching Your Child from Social Challenge to Success will be released in late 2018. In the new book, Caroline shares her proven strategies teaching parents how to use coaching with their child during all executive function skill-building sessions (as it relates to the social realm). The book offers readers Caroline’s successful “Play Better Plan,” a three-part program where children make noticeable progress while building confidence and enjoying a more satisfying social life.
Caroline has been a resource for many journalists as well as leading ADHD organizations and can be seen in publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Huffington Post, ADDitude, Attention Magazine and WebMD.
Caroline knows how to engage families to help them make positive changes when sometimes, they might feel they’ve reached a dead end. She has been on the cutting edge of her field for the past ten years. Caroline earned her PCC from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the founder of a new and innovative training curriculum designed for the ADD Coaching Academy. The curriculum is the only comprehensive Family Coach Training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Caroline received her undergraduate degree from Trinity College and has a Master's of Education and Early Childhood Development from Lesley University, where she spent four years studying the effects of executive function skills training on children with social skills deficits.
Caroline is a former coach for the Hallowell Center in Sudbury, MA. While with the Hallowell Center, she was the main coach for children and teenagers. In addition to coaching, she led social skills groups and consulted with local schools throughout New England.
BEYOND BUZZWORDS: INNOVATION, INEQUALITY, AND IMAGINATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
From precision medicine to predictive algorithms, science and technology seek to address a variety of human problems by producing data and tools to help us understand our world and ourselves. But without careful consideration of the social dimensions of innovation, we risk reinforcing longstanding forms of inequality and injustice, and even producing new forms of discrimination that are hidden behind a veneer of technological neutrality. In this talk, Ruha examines a range of contemporary issues at the nexus of data and democracy—from national DNA databases across the globe to online targeted advertisements on your computer screen—so that we can think together about the social values embedded in these platforms and systems. Ruha aims to expand our collective imagination around what counts as relevant and meaningful to scholarship and public debate on Big Data so that a greater array of scholars and publics contribute to the design of the world we inhabit.
REIMAGINING THE DEFAULT SETTINGS OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Who gets to imagine and create the world we collectively inhabit? This talk critically examines the lopsided investment in technological innovation versus social change. From new gadgets to old laws, Ruha discusses how power and inequality shape technology and society, and how we can design both differently.
RACIAL LITERACY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
In this talk, Ruha discusses how and why racism persists as a form of vision and division. By putting academic scholarship in conversation with the latest headlines, she offers a wide-ranging toolkit to understand how racism distorts our relationships, communities, and institutions, and what we can do about it.