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Ruth Rosio


ADHD Coach

Executive Functioning Coach

Life Skills Coach

Education Therapist

Substance Abuse Counselor

Ruth's passion and forte is and has always been her work with preteens, teens, adults, and parents:

  • Struggling with learning and/or behavior difficulties or disorders.


  • Needing to change unhealthy and unhelpful thoughts and behaviors.

  • Needing to grow in their personal and/or academic lives in new ways that help them thrive and begin to realize and actualize their true potential for learning and for life.

  • Who are hard to reach or when nothing else has worked.

Ruth has been serving these populations in Wheaton, IL, for over 25 years, and her joy in participating in their journeys toward growth, success, new life, is ever present and always growing! She encourages her clients, guiding them towards realizing and actualizing their true strengths, uniqueness, lovability, and their potential for success in life. 

Ruth's approach:

Cognitive, behavioral, educational, and relational 

Hallmark features of Ruth's work:

Passion, creativity, enthusiasm, dedication, and humor. Ruth is down to earth, engaging, an encourager, and fun, definitely different from the norm!

Professional Experience


Private practice


  • For over 25 years Ruth has been in private practice as a teacher, counselor, and coach for preteens, teens, and adults with a wide range of presenting behavior and/or learning disorders
    or difficulties


Behavior Disorders (BD) Teacher

  • Public High School - Head Behavior Disorders (BD) Teacher: Created and ran a self-contained program in a public high school for teens
    with behavior disorders and difficulties for
    eight years.


  • Alternative Junior/Senior High School - Head Behavior Disorders (BD) Teacher: For
    pre-teens/teens with severe behavior disorders.


  • Throughout her career as a BD teacher, with the classrooms being self-contained, Ruth taught the majority of her students' courses, creating most of the curriculum each year. She had the freedom to use the most appropriate textbooks for each academic subject to accommodate for the large variation in reading ability. Ruth's students ranged from 4th through 12th grade reading levels, as most of her teens had significant learning disabilities or difficulties as well. Therefore, for most courses, she used 2+ texts per subject.


BD Teacher's Assistant


  • Teacher's assistant at three closely related alternative schools - elementary grades through senior high, for students with severe
    behavior disorders.

Past Experiences

  • Facilitated a majority of the therapy groups at a Department of Corrections (DOC) addictions treatment facility for adolescent males struggling with substance abuse.

  • Contracted out with DOC to work with ODD and CD adolescent males also struggling with ADD or ADHD and/or dyslexia.

  • Ran life skills groups at 3/4-way home for adult men recovering from substance abuse.



Master's Degree in Special Education:
Behavior & Social/Emotional Disorders, and
Learning Disabilities

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL


Bachelor of Arts Degree: Visual Arts

Judson University, Elgin, IL


Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Completed full coursework and training in dyslexia and Project Read, spin-off programs of Orton Gillingham: Language Circle, Bloomington, MN

Certifications/Professional Memberships

Maintain dual teaching certifications K-12, in both Behavior and Social/Emotional Disorders (BD/ED) and Learning Disabilities (LD)


Maintain CADC standing (Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor)

Member of Illinois Association for Behavioral Health

(IABH) and Illinois Certification Board (ICB)

Member of International Dyslexia Association (Everyone Reading Illinois - ERI)


Specialized education and training through continual behavior health and addictions conferences and workshops - for behavior disorders, including ADD/ADHD, substance abuse, and more.

Personal Interests:

  • Fine art photography

  • Folk music and Celtic music

  • Sailing, kayaking, hiking, and biking

  • Road trips/travel

  • Reading

  • Landscapes and gardening

  • Interior design and architecture

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