About Debbie Tracht
Debbie Tracht is a a certified ADHD/Executive Function Coach and Consultant and Literacy Specialist who practices through her organization, Middlebury Center for Literacy, ADHD and Executive Function in Middlebury, Vermont. As a Coach, she specializes in working with adults—college age and beyond while her literacy clients range from the very youngest readers to adults returning to college.
Several key principals drive Debbie’s approach:
- identify clients’ challenges and create action steps for change
- identify each client’s strengths
- provide clients with an understanding of their challenges from an objective perspective, thereby minimizing the shame and feelings of inadequacy that often accompany these challenges.
Debbie works as a Coach in her Middlebury office and online platforms. She enjoys coaching adults of all ages, and frequently works with college students, some of whom begin to experience Executive Function challenges for the first time at college, as the demands increase and support decreases.
For the past decade, Debbie has led support groups for Adults with ADHD in Middlebury, Vermont. She currently co-facilitates a CHADD Zoom support group for Women with ADHD with Jill Linkoff, an expert ADHD/Executive Function Coach in the Baltimore area. In her community, Debbie has worked closely with physicians and therapists providing training, resources and consultancy.
Debbie’s training in fields of Literacy and ADHD/Executive Function is augmented by a Johns Hopkins Graduate Certification in Mind, Brain and Teaching. Her expertise provides a unique skillset as an educator, which has led to work in various educational settings -- public and private schools, and alternative high school diploma pathways. She has been an advocate for students with learning challenges in the district evaluation process, a district-wide trainer for paraeducators and educators, and an educator of Master’s level courses on Executive Function and Literacy through the Castleton University Center for Schools.
ADHD Coach Certification from the Institute of Advanced ADHD Coaching (IAAC)
MA in Reading – Montclair State University
Graduate Certification in the Mind, Brain and Teaching – Johns Hopkins University
Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Association Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD)
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The Dyslexia Foundation (TDF)