Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD

Replay this free expert webinar with Vincent Monastra, Ph.D., and download the slides.
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Watch the free replay of the webinar The Case for a Gap Year: Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD with Vincent Monastra, Ph.D., which originally aired Thursday, April 28, 2016 and download the expert slides.

ADHD is a complex condition with wide-ranging symptoms that overlap and sometimes imitate hypoglycemia, anemia, diabetes, sleep apnea, and myriad other related conditions. Getting to the root of ADHD symptoms is job Number One, but right on its heels is the work of devising a balanced treatment plan that sets kids up for success throughout life.

In this webinar, clinical psychologist Vincent Monastra offers at-home strategies for teaching life skills, namely:

> Conversation skills: Teaching kids to communicate and connect with peers and adults

> Confidence: Helping kids master a sport, skill, or academic area that matters to peers

> Strength: Giving kids the ammunition to stop the teasing that often leads to meltdowns and low self-esteem

> Empathy: Developing kids’ natural kindness and appreciation

> Organization: Devising systems to keep kids organized and working efficiently

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About the Expert Speaker

Vincent Monastra, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and director of the FPI Attention Disorders Clinic in Endicott, New York. He is internationally recognized for his research on the neurophysiological characteristics of children and teens with ADHD and his treatment studies demonstrating the significance of parenting style, school intervention, nutrition, and EEG biofeedback in their overall care.

The sponsor of this week's ADDitude webinar is....
APA: The American Psychological Association (APA) publishes a wealth of resources for the ADHD community, including professional books for practitioners, self-help books for children with ADHD under the Magination Press® imprint, and adult self-help and parenting books under the APA LifeTools® imprint. Dr. Vincent Monastra’s most recent APA LifeTools book is Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens With ADHD. www.apa.org/pubs/

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