Understanding ADHD and Executive Functioning in Children and Teens

January 22, 2024, 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm EST
January 23, 2024, 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm EST
Virtual Event
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Would you like practical, evidence-based tools to help kids with ADHD harness their natural potential, reduce stress and get things done with less arguing and more cooperation? Whether it’s academics, social challenges, mental health issues or technology, many of these children and teens struggle with feeling overwhelmed, distracted or impulsive. Understanding current research, familiarity with a variety of co- occurring conditions (including anxiety, trauma and learning disabilities), knowledge of brain science and sound clinical judgment combine to help these children and teens overcome a variety of challenges and learn to thrive. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to navigate their complex mix of biology, behavior and emotion and strengthen essential executive functioning skills to improve both home and school experiences. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., presents the unheard voices of young people with ADHD as an effective way to assist professionals and parents in thinking differently about the challenges these kids face and creating helpful interventions to assist them. Based on her unique, strength-based approach–the “5 Cs of ADHD parenting,” Saline shares a variety of thoughtful and practical solutions to teach kids and their families essential executive functioning skills related to daily living that reduce stress and increase positivity. Her collaborative approach integrates mindfulness, cognitive therapy, internal family systems and positive psychology. Innovative tools to improve focus, organization, planning and motivation will also be covered. This workshop will be both didactic and experiential in nature.

CEs: 6 CEs are available.

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