John Willson

Free Webinar Replay: The Case for a Gap Year: How Students with ADHD Benefit from a Year of Perspective

John Willson, M.S., explores the value of a Gap Year to help teens with ADHD mature, learn life skills, and clear their heads of school stress.

High school is drawing to a close and your teen feels unsure about his future. College? A job? Maybe a training program? For many students without a clear direction, the solution is taking a Gap Year after high school to pursue interests, consider opportunities, and take stock of life. In fact, many colleges encourage their incoming freshmen to take this year to mature, learn life skills, find a direction, clear their heads of school stress, and experiment with independent living.

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In this webinar presentation, John Willson, M.S., discusses:

1. The advantages and benefits of taking a Gap Year
2. How a teen can hone his or her life skills during a Gap Year
3. How to structure a Gap Year to explore your teen’s interests
4. How to choose from varying Gap Year programs
5. What is included in an adventure-based Gap Year program

Meet the Expert Speaker:

John Willson, , M.S., is the executive director at SOAR, a high-adventure summer camp, boarding school, and gap year program for youth and young adults with ADHD and other Learning Disabilities. John has spent over 25 years working with youth and young adults diagnosed with ADHD and Learning Disabilities. He has led hundreds of adventure courses across the Unites States and Latin America, and continues to enjoy field time with campers, students, and gappers on a variety of programs. John is the immediate past president of the LDA of North Carolina, and a national board member of CHADD. He actively presents to teachers, parents, and professionals at local, state, and national conferences and has been featured in numerous articles, radio shows, and television shows.

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