Theresa E. Laurie Maitland is currently the coordinator of the Academic Success Program for Students with LD/ADHD, which is a program in the Learning Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been on the staff at UNC-CH since 1994.
It is Dr. Maitland's passion to work with individuals with learning, attention and emotional challenges so they can turn those challenges into gifts. Since 1996 Dr. Maitland and her colleagues at UNC have been studying the field of professional coaching and its application to college students with special learning needs. As a result, in 2003 she became a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC).
Prior to joining the staff at UNC, she worked as a special class teacher at all grade levels, a college professor, an in-service trainer, and a clinician.
In 1984, Dr. Maitland helped develop a unique, private, multidisciplinary clinic for individuals with cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges and their families. Throughout her career, Dr. Maitland has conducted numerous local and national presentations on topics related to teaching and parenting children, adolescents and young adults with these challenges.
Dr. Maitland has a private practice that allows her to function as a professional coach and a consultant who specializes in issues related to the preparation of individuals with learning differences for life after high school. She has coauthored a book titled Coaching College Students With ADHD: Issues and Answers with Dr. Patricia Quinn and Nancy Ratey.
Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician with over 30 years experience in private practice in Washington, DC. In 1997, she cofounded the National Center for Girls and Women with AD/HD, where she is currently director.
Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on the topic. In the last decade, she has devoted her attention professionally to the issues confronting girls and women with ADD (ADHD) with a particular interest on the relationship of a mother and child with ADHD. She also feels a strong commitment to working with teenagers and college students with ADHD, helping them to identify and manage issues specific to their age group.
In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Hall of Fame Award.