Study Skills | Executive Function Strategies | Parenting Solutions
My name is Kathy Cross and I live in Tulsa, OK. I have been married for nearly 30 years, I have an amazing son who is 20 years old, and we have a beautiful Golden Retriever named Sadie. I am a loud and proud Oklahoma Sooners Football Fanatic, attending home games since the age of 8! In addition to football, I love to ride my Harley Davidson motorcycle, go to concerts and live events, travel--especially to beaches, write, garden, decorate, and entertain friends and family.
I am a life-long learner with a master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. I have been a Certified ADHD Coach for three years but have 25+ years of experience working with youth and special populations. I am currently working on a Post-graduate Certificate from Landmark College for a Specialization in Executive Function & Neurodiversity, which will conclude in January 2021.
In addition, I am a Certified Instructor of the Parent2Parent Family Training Program for CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) as well as an Independent Facilitator for Parenting with Love & Logic® curriculum. My coaching services include academic study skills for middle school, high school, and college students who learn differently, basic life skills, social skills, executive function strategies and family coping solutions.
My son, now 20 years old, has many diagnoses that make learning difficult and complex. Along with ADHD, we have dealt with PTSD, severe anxiety, ODD, OCD, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorder, expressive language disorder, disorder of written expression, and tics. When he was diagnosed with ADHD at age six, I went on a journey to research and understand his differences so he would not feel like he was alone in it all. I became his advocate and, in the process, realized the many needs of this student population that are not being addressed or considered. I have also discovered my own self-diagnosed ADHD behaviors throughout this venture.
I am fascinated with the ADHD mind and how ADHD affects executive function. My goal as a coach is to be an agent of change for kids that are neurodivergent (learn differently). If I can help smooth the path for even one kiddo or family struggling with ADHD, then I will have been successful in my endeavors.
Throughout the years, I have helped my son build a toolbox of his own and we are always looking for new tools to add to the collection. If your student is facing learning challenges, feels defeated because of deficits in executive function skills, has trouble making/keeping friends or needs to focus on future goals, then please consider scheduling a consultation with ADHD in Focus Coaching. My services can provide your student with tools for change, opportunities for growth, increased self-confidence, academic improvement, and a brighter, happier perspective.
My son, and all those who follow behind him,
is the reason I coach.